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arthrospore

[ ahr-thruh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈɑr θrəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /
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noun Biology.

an isolated vegetative cell that has passed into a resting state, occurring in bacteria and not regarded as a true spore.
one of a number of spores of various fungi and certain blue-green algae, united in the form of a string of beads, formed by fission.

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Origin of arthrospore

First recorded in 1890–95; arthro- + spore

OTHER WORDS FROM arthrospore

ar·thro·spor·ic [ahr-thruh-spawr-ik, ‐spor‐], /ˌɑr θrəˈspɔr ɪk, ‐ˈspɒr‐/, ar·thros·po·rous [ahr-thros-per-uhs, ahr-thruh-spawr-uhs, ‐spohr‐], /ɑrˈθrɒs pər əs, ˌɑr θrəˈspɔr əs, ‐ˈspoʊr‐/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arthrospore

arthrospore
/ (ˈɑːθrəˌspɔː) /

noun

a sporelike cell of ascomycetous fungi and some algae produced by a breaking of the hyphae
a resting sporelike cell produced by some bacteria

Derived forms of arthrospore

arthrosporic or arthrosporous, adjective
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