zygospore

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noun zy·go·spore \ˈzī-gə-ˌspȯr\

Definition of zygospore

  1. :  a thick-walled spore of some algae and fungi that is formed by union of two similar sexual cells, usually serves as a resting spore, and produces the sporophytic phase

Origin and Etymology of zygospore

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1864


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zygospore

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noun zy·go·spore \ˈzī-gə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of zygospore

  1. :  a plant spore that is formed by union of two similar sexual cells, usually serves as a resting spore, and produces the sporophytic phase of the plant


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