arthrosporous

arthrospore

[ahr-thruh-spawr, -spohr]
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:
1890–95; arthro- + spore

arthrosporic [ahr-thruh-spawr-ik, spor] , arthrosporous [ahr-thros-per-uhs, ahr-thruh-spawr-uhs, spohr] , adjective
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arthrospore (ˈɑːθrəˌspɔː)
 
n
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
 
arthro'sporic
 
adj
 
arthro'sporous
 
adj

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