oospore

noun
oo·​spore | \ ˈō-ə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce oospore (audio) \

Definition of oospore

: a spore (as of a fungus) produced by heterogamous fertilization

First Known Use of oospore

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oospore was in 1865

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“Oospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oospore. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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oospore

noun
oo·​spore | \ ˈō-ə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r How to pronounce oospore (audio) \

Medical Definition of oospore

: zygote especially : a spore produced by heterogamous fertilization that yields a sporophyte

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