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oospore

[ oh-uh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈoʊ əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /
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noun Biology.
a fertilized egg within an oogonium.
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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-uhs, oh-uh-spawr-uhs, -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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Scientific 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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