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carpospore

[kahr-puh-spawr, -spohr] /ˈkɑr pəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/
noun
1.
a nonmotile spore of the red algae.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; carpo-1 + spore
Related forms
carposporic
[kahr-puh-spawr-ik, -spor-] /ˌkɑr pəˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/ (Show IPA),
carposporous
[kahr-pos-per-uh s] /kɑrˈpɒs pər əs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for carpospore

carpospore

/ˈkɑːpəʊˌspɔː/
noun
1.
a sexual spore produced by red algae after fertilization of the carpogonium
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