paraspore

noun
para·​spore | \ ˈparə+ˌ- \

Definition of paraspore

: a spore produced by various red algae (as some members of the family Ceramiaceae) that in some cases acts as a tetraspore and in others germinates to produce a triploid generation

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History and Etymology for paraspore

para- entry 1 + spore

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“Paraspore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraspore. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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