aplanospore

[ ey-plan-uh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ eɪˈplæn əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /

noun

(in certain algae and fungi) a nonmotile, asexual spore formed within a cell, the wall of which is distinct from that of the parent cell.

Nearby words

  1. aplacophoran,
  2. aplanatic,
  3. aplanatic lens,
  4. aplanetic,
  5. aplanogamete,
  6. aplasia,
  7. aplasia axialis extracorticalis,
  8. aplasia cutis congenita,
  9. aplastic,
  10. aplastic anemia

Compare akinete.

Origin of aplanospore

aplano- (see aplanogamete) + spore

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British Dictionary definitions for aplanospore

aplanospore

/ (əˈpleɪnəʊˌspɔː) /

noun

a nonmotile asexual spore produced by certain algae and fungi

Word Origin for aplanospore

C20: from a- 1 + Greek planos wandering + spore

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