perispore

[ per-uh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /

noun Mycology.

a membrane surrounding a spore.

Nearby words

  1. perispermatitis,
  2. perisplanchnitis,
  3. perisplenitis,
  4. perispomenon,
  5. perispondylitis,
  6. perissodactyl,
  7. peristalith,
  8. peristalsis,
  9. peristaltic,
  10. peristerite

Origin of perispore

First recorded in 1840–50; peri- + -spore

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