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.

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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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