azygospore

azygospore

[ey-zahy-guh-spawr, -spohr]
noun Botany, Mycology.
a reproductive cell formed without the fusion of gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.

Origin:
1885–90; azygo(us) + -spore

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azygospore (əˈzaɪɡəʊˌspɔː)
 
n
Also called: parthenospore a thick-walled spore produced by parthenogenesis in certain algae and fungi

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