aplanospore

aplanospore

[ey-plan-uh-spawr, -spohr]
noun
(in certain algae and fungi) a nonmotile, asexual spore formed within a cell, the wall of which is distinct from that of the parent cell.
Compare akinete.


Origin:
aplano- (see aplanogamete) + spore

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aplanospore (əˈpleɪnəʊˌspɔː)
 
n
a nonmotile asexual spore produced by certain algae and fungi
 
[C20: from a-1 + Greek planos wandering + spore]

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