ascospore

noun
as·​co·​spore | \ ˈa-skə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce ascospore (audio) \

Definition of ascospore

: any of the spores contained in an ascus

Other Words from ascospore

ascosporic \ ˌa-​skə-​ˈspȯr-​ik How to pronounce ascosporic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of ascospore

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Ascospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascospore. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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ascospore

noun
as·​co·​spore | \ ˈas-kə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r How to pronounce ascospore (audio) \

Medical Definition of ascospore

: one of the spores contained in an ascus

Other Words from ascospore

ascosporic \ ˌas-​kə-​ˈspōr-​ik, -​ˈspȯr-​ How to pronounce ascosporic (audio) \ adjective

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