arthrospore

arthrospore
noun
1. a body that resembles a spore but is not an endospore; produced by some bacteria
Derivationally related forms: ↑arthrosporic, ↑arthrosporous
Hypernyms: ↑cell
2. one of a string of thick walled vegetative resting cells formed by some algae and fungi
Derivationally related forms: ↑arthrosporic
Hypernyms: ↑cell

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arthrosporic /ahr'threuh spawr"ik, -spor"-/, arthrosporous /ahr thros"peuhr euhs, ahr'threuh spawr"euhs, -spohr"-/, adj.
/ahr"threuh spawr', -spohr'/, n. Biol.
1. an isolated vegetative cell that has passed into a resting state, occurring in bacteria and not regarded as a true spore.
2. one of a number of spores of various fungi and certain blue-green algae, united in the form of a string of beads, formed by fission.
[1890-95; ARTHRO- + SPORE]

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arthrospore /ärˈthrō-spör/ (botany)
noun
1. A conidium
2. (inappropriately) a vegetative cell that has passed into a resting state
ORIGIN: Gr arthron joint, and sporā seed

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