endospore

noun en·do·spore \ ˈen-dō-ˌspȯr \

Definition of endospore

: an asexual spore developed within the cell especially in bacteria

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endospore

noun en·do·spore \ -ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of endospore

: an asexual spore developed within the cell especially in bacteria

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