exospore

[ ek-suh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈɛk səˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /

noun Botany, Mycology.

the outer coat of a spore.

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Origin of exospore

First recorded in 1855–60; exo- + spore

OTHER WORDS FROM exospore

ex·o·spor·al [ek-suh-spawr-uhl, -spohr-, ek-sos-per-], /ˌɛk səˈspɔr əl, -ˈspoʊr-, ɛkˈsɒs pər-/, ex·o·spor·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exospore

exospore
/ (ˈɛksəʊˌspɔː) /

noun

the outer layer of the spores of some algae and fungi

Derived forms of exospore

exosporous, adjective
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