blastospore

[ blas-tuh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈblæs təˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /

noun Botany.

a fungal spore that arises by budding.

Nearby words

  1. blastomycete,
  2. blastomycosis,
  3. blastopor,
  4. blastopore,
  5. blastosphere,
  6. blastostyle,
  7. blastula,
  8. blastulation,
  9. blasé,
  10. blat

Origin of blastospore

First recorded in 1920–25; blasto- + -spore

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British Dictionary definitions for blastospore

blastospore

/ (ˈblæstəʊˌspɔː) /

noun

botany a spore formed by budding, as in certain fungi
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Medicine definitions for blastospore

blastospore

[ blăstə-spôr′ ]

n.

An asexual reproductive sphore formed by budding, as in yeasts.

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