oospore

[ oh-uh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈoʊ əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /

noun Biology.

a fertilized egg within an oogonium.

Nearby words

  1. oort cloud,
  2. oory,
  3. oose,
  4. oosperm,
  5. oosphere,
  6. oost,
  7. oost, jacob van,
  8. oostende,
  9. oot,
  10. ootheca

Origin of oospore

First recorded in 1860–65; oo- + -spore

Related formso·o·spor·ic [oh-uh-spawr-ik, -spor-] /ˌoʊ əˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/, o·os·por·ous [oh-os-per-uh s, oh-uh-spawr-uh s, -spohr-] /oʊˈɒs pər əs, ˌoʊ əˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for oospore

oospore

/ (ˈəʊəˌspɔː) /

noun

a thick-walled sexual spore that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi
Derived Formsoosporic or oosporous, adjective

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Medicine definitions for oospore

oospore

[ ōə-spôr′ ]

n.

A fertilized female cell or zygote, especially one with thick chitinous walls, developed from a fertilized oosphere.

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Science definitions for oospore

oospore

[ ōə-spôr′ ]

A fertilized female cell or zygote, especially one with thick chitinous walls, developed from a fertilized oosphere.
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