chlamydospore

chlamydospore

[kluh-mid-uh-spawr, -spohr]
noun
a thick-walled, asexual, resting spore of certain fungi and algae.

Origin:
1880–85; < Greek chlamyd- (stem of chlamýs) chlamys + -o- + -spore

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chlamydospore (kləˈmɪdəˌspɔː)
 
n
a thick-walled asexual spore of many fungi: capable of surviving adverse conditions

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