exospore

[ ek-suh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈɛk səˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /
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noun Botany, Mycology.

the outer coat of a spore.

Nearby words

  1. exordium,
  2. exoserosis,
  3. exoskeleton,
  4. exosmosis,
  5. exosphere,
  6. exosporium,
  7. exostosis,
  8. exostosis cartilaginea,
  9. exoteric,
  10. exoterica

Origin of exospore

First recorded in 1855–60; exo- + spore

Related formsex·o·spor·al [ek-suh-spawr-uh l, -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 Formsexosporous, adjective

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