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carpospore

[ kahr-puh-spawr, -spohr ]

noun

  1. a nonmotile spore of the red algae.


carpospore

/ ˈkɑːpəʊˌspɔː /

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • car·po·spor·ic [kahr-p, uh, -, spawr, -ik, -, spor, -], car·pos·po·rous [kahr-, pos, -per-, uh, s], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of carpospore1

First recorded in 1880–85; carpo- 1 + spore

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