arthrospore

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arthrospore

(ˈɑːθrəˌspɔː)
n
1. (Microbiology) a sporelike cell of ascomycetous fungi and some algae produced by a breaking of the hyphae
2. (Microbiology) a resting sporelike cell produced by some bacteria
ˌarthroˈsporic, ˌarthroˈsporous adj

ar•thro•spore

(ˈɑr θrəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

n.
an asexual spore, usu. one of a string of spores, formed by breakup of the mycelium of a fungus.
[1890–95]
ar`thro•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) adj.
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Noun1.arthrospore - a body that resembles a spore but is not an endospore; produced by some bacteria
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
2.arthrospore - one of a string of thick walled vegetative resting cells formed by some algae and fungi
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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As cultures grow, and the Coccidiodes spherules convert to their infectious arthroconidium form, the laboratory should be alerted and precautions taken to protect personnel from inhalation.