blas·​to·​spore ˈbla-stə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce blastospore (audio)
: a fungal spore produced by budding

Word History


blast- + spore

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blastospore was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Blastospore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


: a fungal spore that is produced by budding and that acts as a resting spore or (as in yeasts) gives rise to another spore or a hypha
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