follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

tetraspore

[te-truh-spawr, -spohr] /ˈtɛ trəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/
noun, Botany
1.
one of the four asexual spores produced within a tetrasporangium.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; tetra- + spore
Related forms
tetrasporic
[te-truh-spawr-ik, -spor-] /ˌtɛ trəˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/ (Show IPA),
tetrasporous
[te-truh-spawr-uh s, -spohr-, ti-tras-per-] /ˌtɛ trəˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-, tɪˈtræs pər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for tetra spore

tetraspore

/ˈtɛtrəˌspɔː/
noun
1.
any of the asexual spores that are produced in groups of four in the sporangium (tetrasporangium) of any of the red algae
Derived Forms
tetrasporic (ˌtɛtrəˈspɒrɪk), tetrasporous (ˌtɛtrəˈspɔːrəs; tɪˈtræspərəs) adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for tetra

5
5
Scrabble Words With Friends