akinete

akinete

[ak-uh-neet, ey-kahy-neet]
noun
(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.


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

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