[ ek-suh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈɛk səˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /
noun Botany, Mycology.
the outer coat of a spore.
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OTHER WORDS FROM exosporeex·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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Sometimes the exospore is ruptured and detached loosely from the germinating spore.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for exospore
/ (ˈɛksəʊˌspɔː) /
the outer layer of the spores of some algae and fungi
Derived forms of exosporeexosporous, adjective
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