oospore

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

noun Biology.

a fertilized egg within an oogonium.

Words nearby oospore

Origin of oospore

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

OTHER WORDS FROM oospore

o·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 forms of oospore

oosporic 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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