[ zoh-uh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈzoʊ əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /
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Botany, Mycology. an asexual spore produced by certain algae and some fungi, capable of moving about by means of flagella.
Zoology. any of the minute motile flagelliform or ameboid bodies that issue from the sporocyst of certain protozoans.
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OTHER WORDS FROM zoosporezo·o·spor·ic [zoh-uh-spawr-ik, -spor-], /ˌzoʊ əˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/, zo·os·por·ous [zoh-os-per-uhs, zoh-uh-spawr-, -spohr-], /zoʊˈɒs pər əs, ˌzoʊ əˈspɔr-, -ˈspoʊr-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for zoospore
Each of these, when free, immediately takes the form of a perfect zoospore, and commences to agitate itself.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Pythium is of interest as illustrating the dependence of zoospore-formation on conditions and the indeterminate nature of conidia.
British Dictionary definitions for zoospore
/ (ˈzəʊəˌspɔː) /
an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella
one of several spores produced in a saclike body (sporocyst) by some parasitic protozoans
Derived forms of zoosporezoosporic or zoosporous (zəʊˈɒspərəs, ˌzəʊəˈspɔːrəs), adjective
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Scientific definitions for zoospore
[ zō′ə-spôr ]
A motile flagellated spore that serves as a means of asexual reproduction among certain algae, fungi, and protoctists.
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