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zygophore

[zahy-guh-fawr, -fohr, zig-uh-] /ˈzaɪ gəˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈzɪg ə-/
noun, Mycology
1.
(in certain fungi) any of several specialized branches of hyphae, bearing the isogametes that unite to produce a zygospore.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; zygo- + -phore
Related forms
zygophoric
[zahy-guh-fawr-ik, -for-, zig-uh-] /ˌzaɪ gəˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌzɪg ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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