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epispore

[ ep-i-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈɛp ɪˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /
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noun Botany, Mycology.

the principal outer covering of a spore.

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Origin of epispore

First recorded in 1825–35; epi- + spore
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Example sentences from the Web for epispore

  • 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
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