ascospore

noun

as·​co·​spore ˈa-skə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce ascospore (audio)
: any of the spores contained in an ascus
ascosporic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ascospore was in 1875

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“Ascospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascospore. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

ascospore

noun
: one of the spores contained in an ascus
ascosporic adjective

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