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carpospore

[kahr-puh-spawr, -spohr]
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noun
  1. a nonmotile spore of the red algae.
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Origin of carpospore

First recorded in 1880–85; carpo-1 + spore
Related formscar·po·spor·ic [kahr-puh-spawr-ik, -spor-] /ˌkɑr pəˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/, car·pos·po·rous [kahr-pos-per-uh s] /kɑrˈpɒs pər əs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for carpospore

carpospore

noun
  1. a sexual spore produced by red algae after fertilization of the carpogonium
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