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azygospore

[ ey-zahy-guh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ eɪˈzaɪ gəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /
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noun Botany, Mycology.

a reproductive cell formed without the fusion of gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.

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Origin of azygospore

First recorded in 1885–90; azygo(us) + -spore

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British Dictionary definitions for azygospore

azygospore
/ (əˈzaɪɡəʊˌspɔː) /

noun

a thick-walled spore produced by parthenogenesis in certain algae and fungiAlso called: parthenospore
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