[ ep-i-spawr, -spohr ]

nounBotany, Mycology.
  1. the principal outer covering of a spore.

Origin of epispore

First recorded in 1825–35; epi- + spore

Words Nearby epispore

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How to use epispore in a sentence

  • The epispore acquires a waxy consistence by this pigmentation, so that it may be detached in granules.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses | Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • This species is different from D. difforme chiefly in the rougher and somewhat banded epispore.

    The North American Slime-Moulds | Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride