follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

aplanospore

[ey-plan-uh-spawr, -spohr] /eɪˈplæn əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/
noun
1.
(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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for aplanospore

aplanospore

/əˈpleɪnəʊˌspɔː/
noun
1.
a nonmotile asexual spore produced by certain algae and fungi
Word Origin
C20: from a-1 + Greek planos wandering + spore
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for aplanospore

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for aplanospore

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for aplanospore