zygophore

zygophore

[zahy-guh-fawr, -fohr, zig-uh-]
noun Mycology.
(in certain fungi) any of several specialized branches of hyphae, bearing the isogametes that unite to produce a zygospore.

Origin:
1900–05; zygo- + -phore

zygophoric [zahy-guh-fawr-ik, -for-, zig-uh-] , adjective
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