[ahr-thruh-spawr, -spohr]See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Related formsar·thro·spor·ic [ahr-thruh-spawr-ik, ‐spor‐] /ˌɑr θrəˈspɔr ɪk, ‐ˈspɒr‐/, ar·thros·po·rous [ahr-thros-per-uh s, ahr-thruh-spawr-uh s, ‐spohr‐] /ɑrˈθrɒs pər əs, ˌɑr θrəˈspɔr əs, ‐ˈspoʊr‐/, adjective
- an isolated vegetative cell that has passed into a resting state, occurring in bacteria and not regarded as a true spore.
- one of a number of spores of various fungi and certain blue-green algae, united in the form of a string of beads, formed by fission.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018British Dictionary definitions for arthrospore
Derived Formsarthrosporic or arthrosporous, adjective
- a sporelike cell of ascomycetous fungi and some algae produced by a breaking of the hyphae
- a resting sporelike cell produced by some bacteria
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