chlamydospore

[ kluh-mid-uh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ kləˈmɪd əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /

noun

a thick-walled, asexual, resting spore of certain fungi and algae.

Nearby words

  1. chlamydia,
  2. chlamydia psittaci,
  3. chlamydia trachomatis,
  4. chlamydial,
  5. chlamydiosis,
  6. chlamys,
  7. chloanthite,
  8. chloasma,
  9. chlodwig,
  10. chloe

Origin of chlamydospore

1880–85; < Greek chlamyd- (stem of chlamýs) chlamys + -o- + -spore

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British Dictionary definitions for chlamydospore

chlamydospore

/ (kləˈmɪdəˌspɔː) /

noun

a thick-walled asexual spore of many fungi: capable of surviving adverse conditions
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