carpospore

noun
car·​po·​spore | \ ˈkär-pə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce carpospore (audio) \

Definition of carpospore

: a diploid spore of a red alga

First Known Use of carpospore

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carpospore was in 1881

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“Carpospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpospore. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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