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spore



Pronunciation: (spôr, spōr), [key]
n., v., spored, spor•ing.


n.
1. Biol.a walled, single- to many-celled, reproductive body of an organism, capable of giving rise to a new individual either directly or indirectly.
2. a germ, germ cell, seed, or the like.

v.i.
to bear or produce spores.

-spore




var. of sporo-, as final element of compound words: teliospore.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

sporangiumspore fruit
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