mesospore

noun meso·spore \"+ˌ-\
variants: less commonly

mesosporium

Definition of mesospore

plural

mesospores

\-z\ or

mesosporia

\-ōrēə\
  1. 1 :  the middle coat of a spore that has three coats

  2. 2 :  a one-celled spore found among the compound teliospores of some rusts (as members of the genus Puccinia)

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Origin and Etymology of mesospore

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


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