HyperDic: spore

English > 1 sense of the word spore:
NOUNplantsporea small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion
spore > pronunciation
Soundsspao'r
Rhymesabhor ... Zocor: 121 rhymes with aor...
English > spore: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningA small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion.
Example"a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"
Narroweraeciosporespore of a rust fungus formed in an aecium
ascosporesexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus
basidiosporeA sexually produced fungal spore borne on a basidium
carposporeA nonmotile spore of red algae
chlamydosporeThick-walled asexual resting spore of certain fungi and algae
conidium, conidiosporeAn asexually produced fungal spore formed on a conidiophore
endosporeA small asexual spore that develops inside the cell of some bacteria and algae
fern seedThe asexual spore of ferns that resembles dust
megaspore, macrosporelarger / larger of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants
microsporesmaller of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants
oosporeA thick-walled sexual spore that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi
pollenThe fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant
resting sporeA spore of certain algae or fungi that lies dormant
tetrasporeOne of the four asexual spores produced within a sporangium
zoosporeAn asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella
zygosporeA plant spore formed by two similar sexual cells
BroaderagameteAn asexual reproductive cell
Spanishespora
Catalanespora
Adjectivessporogenousproducing spores or reproducing by means of spores

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