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arthrospore

[ahr-thruh-spawr, -spohr] /ˈɑr θrəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/
noun, Biology
1.
an isolated vegetative cell that has passed into a resting state, occurring in bacteria and not regarded as a true spore.
2.
one of a number of spores of various fungi and certain blue-green algae, united in the form of a string of beads, formed by fission.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; arthro- + spore
Related forms
arthrosporic
[ahr-thruh-spawr-ik, ‐spor‐] /ˌɑr θrəˈspɔr ɪk, ‐ˈspɒr‐/ (Show IPA),
arthrosporous
[ahr-thros-per-uh s, ahr-thruh-spawr-uh s, ‐spohr‐] /ɑrˈθrɒs pər əs, ˌɑr θrəˈspɔr əs, ‐ˈspoʊr‐/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arthrosporous

arthrospore

/ˈɑːθrəˌspɔː/
noun
1.
a sporelike cell of ascomycetous fungi and some algae produced by a breaking of the hyphae
2.
a resting sporelike cell produced by some bacteria
Derived Forms
arthrosporic, arthrosporous, adjective
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