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chlamydospore

[ kluh-mid-uh-spawr, -spohr ]

noun

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


chlamydospore

/ kləˈmɪdəˌspɔː /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chlamydospore1

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

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