azygospore

[ ey-zahy-guh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ eɪˈzaɪ gəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /

noun Botany, Mycology.

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

Nearby words

  1. azusa,
  2. azygogram,
  3. azygography,
  4. azygos,
  5. azygos vein,
  6. azygous,
  7. azyme,
  8. açaí,
  9. açôres,
  10. aérogramme

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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