zygospore [ zahy-g uh-spawr, -spohr, zig- uh-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Botany, Mycology a cell formed by fusion of two similar gametes, as in certain algae and fungi. Origin of zygospore
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-spore Related forms zy·go·spor·ic , [zahy-g uh- spawr-ik, - spor-, zig- uh-] /ˌzaɪ gəˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-, ˌzɪg ə-/ adjective
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The product of the union of two zygoblasts is termed a
During all these changes, while the
zygospore enlarges, the wall of the arcuate cells becomes coloured brown.
zygospore thus formed germinates after a long period and forms a new filament of cells. British Dictionary definitions for zygospore noun a thick-walled sexual spore formed from the zygote of some fungi and algae Derived Forms zygosporic, adjective
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A large, multinucleate spore formed by union of isogametes (gametes that are not distinguished by size and structure), as in certain algae or fungi. A zygospore develops thick, resistant walls and enters a period of dormancy before germinating.
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