mesospore

noun

meso·​spore
"+ˌ-
variants or less commonly mesosporium
¦⸗⸗¦spōrēəm
plural mesospores
-z
or mesosporia
-ōrēə
1
: the middle coat of a spore that has three coats
2
: a one-celled spore found among the compound teliospores of some rusts (as members of the genus Puccinia)

Word History

Etymology

mesospore from mes- + -spore; mesosporium from New Latin, from mes- + -sporium

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“Mesospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesospore. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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