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tetraspore

[ te-truh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈtɛ trəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /
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noun Botany.
one of the four asexual spores produced within a tetrasporangium.
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Origin of tetraspore

First recorded in 1855–60; tetra- + spore

OTHER WORDS FROM tetraspore

tet·ra·spor·ic [te-truh-spawr-ik, -spor-], /ˌtɛ trəˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/, tet·ra·spor·ous [te-truh-spawr-uhs, -spohr-, ti-tras-per-], /ˌtɛ trəˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-, tɪˈtræs pər-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tetraspore

tetraspore
/ (ˈtɛtrəˌspɔː) /

noun
any of the asexual spores that are produced in groups of four in the sporangium (tetrasporangium) of any of the red algae

Derived forms of tetraspore

tetrasporic (ˌtɛtrəˈspɒrɪk) or tetrasporous (ˌtɛtrəˈspɔːrəs, tɪˈtræspərəs), adjective
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