: 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

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary mon- + spore

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“Monospore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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