carpospore

[ kahr-puh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈkɑr pəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /

noun

a nonmotile spore of the red algae.

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Origin of carpospore

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

OTHER WORDS FROM carpospore

car·po·spor·ic [kahr-puh-spawr-ik, -spor-], /ˌkɑr pəˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/, car·pos·po·rous [kahr-pos-per-uhs], /kɑrˈpɒs pər əs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for carpospore

carpospore
/ (ˈkɑːpəʊˌspɔː) /

noun

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