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OTHER WORDS FROM sporesporal, adjectivesporoid, adjectivein·ter·spor·al, adjective
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Plant pollen and fungal spores are aerosols that can waft long distances.
It wasn’t a total surprise when several prominent science publications moved years ago to curtail or eliminate comments on their websites, encouraging readers to release their precious thought spores into the social media wilderness instead.
The spores ride the wind once released, sometimes traveling long distances and staying dormant until conditions are right for growth.
Miroslav Žít, an amateur photographer from Prachatice in the Czech Republic, snapped this photo of a stunning moss capsule packed with spores almost ready to take flight.
As the water evaporates from the spores the muscles contract, which resets the cycle.Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Environmentalism - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|October 7, 2020|Nautilus
Anthrax, or Bacillus anthracis, is spore-forming bacteria found in soil that most commonly affects cattle.
The CDC says that about 60 percent of the people who inhale the spore do not contract valley fever.
Spore, another spinoff, taught players about the randomly branching paths evolution can take.SimCity Is Smarter Than You (Even If You’re an Urban Planner)|Josh Dzieza|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Budding (as in yeast) and spore formation are familiar to us in plants.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
At length a hard coat forms around this cell, which has now become a spore.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
Thus the spore of the sun—the whispering spheres—found a set of conditions fitted for growth.The Whispering Spheres|Russell Robert Winterbotham
This destroys the resisting power of the spore membrane and allows the stain to reach the interior.
This dissolves out any fat or crystals that might otherwise retain the "spore" stain.
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Other words from sporespo•ra′ceous (spə-rā′shəs, spô-) adj.
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A reproductive cell or group of cells, produced by some plants, that is capable of developing into an adult plant without combining with another reproductive cell. Plants also produce sperm cells. The spores of nonflowering plants are analogous to the seeds of flowering plants. (See asexual reproduction; compare sexual reproduction.) Fungi and algae typically reproduce by means of spores that are carried by the wind or some other agency to a new location for growth.