chlamydospore

noun

chla·​mydo·​spore klə-ˈmi-də-ˌspȯr How to pronounce chlamydospore (audio)
: a thick-walled usually resting fungal spore

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French, from Greek chlamyd-, chlamýs "mantle, chlamys" + French -o- -o- + -spore -spore

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chlamydospore was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Chlamydospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlamydospore. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

chlamydospore

noun
: a thick-walled usually resting fungal spore
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