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zygospore

[zahy-guh-spawr, -spohr, zig-uh-] /ˈzaɪ gəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr, ˈzɪg ə-/
noun, Botany, Mycology
1.
a cell formed by fusion of two similar gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; zygo- + -spore
Related forms
zygosporic
[zahy-guh-spawr-ik, -spor-, zig-uh-] /ˌzaɪ gəˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-, ˌzɪg ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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zygospore

/ˈzaɪɡəʊˌspɔː; ˈzɪɡ-/
noun
1.
a thick-walled sexual spore formed from the zygote of some fungi and algae
Derived Forms
zygosporic, adjective
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zygospore
  (zī'gə-spôr', zĭg'ə-)   
A large, multinucleate spore formed by union of isogametes (gametes that are not distinguished by size and structure), as in certain algae or fungi. A zygospore develops thick, resistant walls and enters a period of dormancy before germinating.
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