[ee-see-uh-spawr, -spohr, ee-shee-]

Origin of aeciospore

First recorded in 1875–80; aeci(um) + -o- + spore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for aeciospore


  1. any of the spores produced in an aecium of the rust fungi, which spread to and infect the primary hostAlso called: aecidospore

Word Origin for aeciospore

C20: from aecium + spore
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aeciospore in Science


sē-ə-spôr′, -shē-]
  1. A spore produced in the aecium of a rust fungus. Each spore has two nuclei and is part of a chain of spores.
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