oospore

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noun oo·spore \ˈō-ə-ˌspȯr\

Definition of oospore

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

Origin and Etymology of oospore

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1865


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oospore

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noun oo·spore \ˈō-ə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of oospore

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


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