akinete

[ ak-uh-neet, ey-kahy-neet ]
/ ˌæk əˈnit, eɪˈkaɪ nit /

noun

(in certain algae) a nonmotile, asexual spore formed within a cell, the wall of which is fused to that of the parent cell.

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Origin of akinete

< Greek akī́nētos without movement, equivalent to a- a-6 + kī́nētos moving, derivative of kīneîn to move
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