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acrospore

[ak-ruh-spawr, -spohr] /ˈæk rəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/
noun, Mycology.
1.
a spore borne at the tip of a sporophore, as a basidiospore.
Origin of acrospore
1865-1870
From French, dating back to 1865-70; See origin at acro-, spore
Related forms
acrosporous
[ak-ruh-spawr-uh s, -spohr-, uh-kros-per-uh s] /ˌæk rəˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-, əˈkrɒs pər əs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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