scolecospore

noun sco·le·co·spore \skōˈlēkəˌspō(ə)r\

Definition of scolecospore

  1. :  a slender threadlike spore; specifically :  such a spore distinguished from one of another type but both produced by the same fungus (as in the genus Phomopsis)

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Origin and Etymology of scolecospore

scolec- + spore


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