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

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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