endospore

noun
en·​do·​spore | \ ˈen-dō-ˌspȯr How to pronounce endospore (audio) \

Definition of endospore

: an asexual spore developed within the cell especially in bacteria

First Known Use of endospore

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Endospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endospore. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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endospore

noun
en·​do·​spore | \ -ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r How to pronounce endospore (audio) \

Medical Definition of endospore

: an asexual spore developed within the cell especially in bacteria

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