[ak-uh-neet, ey-kahy-neet]
(in certain algae) a nonmotile, asexual spore formed within a cell, the wall of which is fused to that of the parent cell.
Compare aplano·spore.

< Greek akī́nētos without movement, equivalent to a- a-6 + kī́nētos moving, derivative of kīneîn to move

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Akinetes
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: akinesthesia
Next Definition: akinetic
Words Near: Akinetes
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for Akinetes
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing Akinetes
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature