\\bəˈlistəˌspō(ə)r\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Latin ballista + English -o- + -spore — more at ballista
: one of the spores borne on sterigmata of certain fungi and forcibly discharged at maturity

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/beuh lis"teuh spawr', -spohr'/, n. Mycol.
a forcibly expelled mature fungal spore.

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