What Does Spore Mean?

(What does the dictionary online word Spore mean?)
Spore means... A small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion, a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes
Dictionary Word: Spore | Part of speech: noun

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What does aeciospore mean?
Spore of a rust fungus formed in an aecium

What does archespore mean?
Primitive cell or group of cells from which a mother cell develops

What does arthrospore mean?
One of a string of thick walled vegetative resting cells formed by some algae and fungi

What does arthrospore mean?
A body that resembles a spore but is not an endospore; produced by some bacteria

What does ascospore mean?
Sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus

What does basidiospore mean?
A sexually produced fungal spore borne on a basidium

What does carpospore mean?
A nonmotile spore of red algae

What does Cercosporella mean?
Form genus of imperfect fungi lacking pigment in the spores and conidiophores

What does chlamydospore mean?
Thick-walled asexual resting spore of certain fungi and algae

What does Cyclosporeae mean?
In more recent classifications superseded by the order Fucales

What does endospore mean?
A small asexual spore that develops inside the cell of some bacteria and algae

What does megaspore mean?
Larger of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in ovule into a female gametophyte

What does microspore mean?
Smaller of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in the pollen sac into a male gametophyte

What does oospore mean?
A thick-walled sexual spore that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi

What does resting spore mean?
A spore of certain algae or fungi that lies dormant; may germinate after a prolonged period

What does spore mother cell mean?
Cell from which a spore develops

What does spore-bearing mean?
Bearing spores instead of producing seeds

What does teliospore mean?
A chlamydospore that develops in the last stage of the life cycle of the rust fungus

What does tetraspore mean?
One of the four asexual spores produced within a sporangium

What does zoospore mean?
An asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella

What does zygospore mean?
A plant spore formed by two similar sexual cells


n. [Gr. &?; a sowing, seed,from &?; to sow. Cf. Sperm.] 1. (Bot.)(a) One of the minute grains in flowerlessplants, which are analogous to seeds, as serving to reproduce thespecies.

&fist; Spores are produced differently in the different classes ofcryptogamous plants, and as regards their nature are often so unlikethat they have only their minuteness in common. The peculiar spores ofdiatoms (called auxospores) increase in size, and at lengthacquire a siliceous coating, thus becoming new diatoms of full size.Compare Macrospore, Microspore, Oöspore,Restingspore, Sphærospore, Swarmspore,Tetraspore, Zoöspore, and Zygospore.

(b) An embryo sac or embryonal vesicle in theovules of flowering plants.

2. (Biol.) (a) A minutegrain or germ; a small, round or ovoid body, formed in certainorganisms, and by germination giving rise to a new organism; as, thereproductive spores of bacteria, etc. (b)One of the parts formed by fission in certain Protozoa. SeeSpore formation, belw.

Spore formation. (a)(Biol) A mode of reproduction resembling multitude fission,common among Protozoa, in which the organism breaks up into a numberof pieces, or spores, each of which eventually develops into anorganism like the parent form. Balfour.(b) The formation of reproductive cells or spores,as in the growth of bacilli.

Related Bible Dictionary Terms:

resting spore    spore mother cell    spore-bearing