oospore

[oh-uh-spawr, -spohr]
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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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Related Words for oospore

spawn, ovum, rudiment, germ, nucleus, bud, cackle, roe, oospore, cackleberry

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British Dictionary definitions for oospore

oospore

noun
  1. 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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oospore in Medicine

oospore

ə-spôr′]
n.
  1. A fertilized female cell or zygote, especially one with thick chitinous walls, developed from a fertilized oosphere.
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oospore in Science

oospore

ə-spôr′]
  1. A fertilized female cell or zygote, especially one with thick chitinous walls, developed from a fertilized oosphere.
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