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acrospore

[ ak-ruh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈæk rəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /
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noun Mycology.
a spore borne at the tip of a sporophore, as a basidiospore.
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Origin of acrospore

From French, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at acro-, spore

OTHER WORDS FROM acrospore

ac·ro·spo·rous [ak-ruh-spawr-uhs, -spohr-, uh-kros-per-uhs], /ˌæk rəˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-, əˈkrɒs pər əs/, adjective
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