monospore

noun
mono·​spore

Definition of monospore

: a simple nonmotile asexual spore in some algae exhibiting alternation of generations that is produced by a plant of the diploid generation and germinates to form another diploid plant

called also neutral spore

contrasted with tetraspore

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History and Etymology for monospore

International Scientific Vocabulary mon- + spore

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“Monospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monospore. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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