zygophore

[ zahy-guh-fawr, -fohr, zig-uh- ]
/ ˈzaɪ gəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈzɪg ə- /

noun Mycology.

(in certain fungi) any of several specialized branches of hyphae, bearing the isogametes that unite to produce a zygospore.

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Origin of zygophore

First recorded in 1900–05; zygo- + -phore

OTHER WORDS FROM zygophore

zy·go·phor·ic [zahy-guh-fawr-ik, -for-, zig-uh-], /ˌzaɪ gəˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌzɪg ə-/, adjective
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