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

First recorded in 1855–60; tetra- + spore
Related formstet·ra·spor·ic [te-truh-spawr-ik, -spor-] /ˌtɛ trəˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/, tet·ra·spor·ous [te-truh-spawr-uh s, -spohr-, ti-tras-per-] /ˌtɛ trəˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-, tɪˈtræs pər-/, adjective
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  • The tetraspore is also sometimes contained in a conceptacle.

    Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils

    Peter Gray

British Dictionary definitions for tetraspore


  1. any of the asexual spores that are produced in groups of four in the sporangium (tetrasporangium) of any of the red algae
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Derived Formstetrasporic (ˌtɛtrəˈspɒrɪk) or tetrasporous (ˌtɛtrəˈspɔːrəs, tɪˈtræspərəs), adjective
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