zygospore

noun zy·go·spore \ ˈzī-gə-ˌspȯr \

Definition of zygospore

: 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

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zygospore

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

medical Definition of zygospore

: 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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