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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Origin and Etymology of monospore
International Scientific Vocabulary mon- + spore
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