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epispore

[ep-i-spawr, -spohr]
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noun Botany, Mycology.
  1. the principal outer covering of a spore.

Origin of epispore

First recorded in 1825–35; epi- + spore
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Examples from the Web for epispore

Historical Examples

  • The epispore acquires a waxy consistence by this pigmentation, so that it may be detached in granules.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke


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