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spore

 (spôr)
n.
1. A small, usually single-celled reproductive body that is resistant to adverse environmental conditions and is capable of growing into a new organism, produced especially by certain fungi, algae, protozoans, and nonseedbearing plants such as mosses and ferns.
2. A megaspore or microspore.
3. A dormant nonreproductive body formed by certain bacteria often in response to a lack of nutrients, and characteristically being highly resistant to heat, desiccation, and destruction by chemicals or enzymes.
intr.v. spored, spor·ing, spores
To produce spores.

[Greek sporā, seed; see sper- in Indo-European roots.]

spore

(spɔː)
n
1. (Biology) a reproductive body, produced by bacteria, fungi, various plants, and some protozoans, that develops into a new individual. A sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes and an asexual spore is the result of asexual reproduction
2. (Biology) a germ cell, seed, dormant bacterium, or similar body
vb
(Biology) (intr) to produce, carry, or release spores
[C19: from New Latin spora, from Greek: a sowing; related to Greek speirein to sow]

spore

(spɔr, spoʊr)

n., v. spored, spor•ing. n.
1. the asexual reproductive body of a fungus or nonflowering plant.
2. the resting or dormant stage of a bacterium or other microorganism.
v.i.
3. to produce or shed spores.
[1830–40; < New Latin spora < Greek sporá sowing, seed, akin to speírein to sow; compare sperm1]

-spore

var. of sporo-: teliospore.

spore

(spôr)
1. A usually one-celled reproductive body that can grow into a new organism without uniting with another cell. Spores have only a single set of chromosomes. Fungi, algae, plants that do not bear seeds, and certain protozoans reproduce asexually by spores.
2. A similar one-celled body in seed-bearing plants that develops into either the embryo sac or a pollen grain.
3. A rounded, inactive form that certain bacteria assume under conditions of extreme temperature, dryness, or lack of food. The bacterium develops a waterproof cell wall that protects it from being dried out or damaged.

spore


Past participle: spored
Gerund: sporing

Imperative
spore
spore
Present
I spore
you spore
he/she/it spores
we spore
you spore
they spore
Preterite
I spored
you spored
he/she/it spored
we spored
you spored
they spored
Present Continuous
I am sporing
you are sporing
he/she/it is sporing
we are sporing
you are sporing
they are sporing
Present Perfect
I have spored
you have spored
he/she/it has spored
we have spored
you have spored
they have spored
Past Continuous
I was sporing
you were sporing
he/she/it was sporing
we were sporing
you were sporing
they were sporing
Past Perfect
I had spored
you had spored
he/she/it had spored
we had spored
you had spored
they had spored
Future
I will spore
you will spore
he/she/it will spore
we will spore
you will spore
they will spore
Future Perfect
I will have spored
you will have spored
he/she/it will have spored
we will have spored
you will have spored
they will have spored
Future Continuous
I will be sporing
you will be sporing
he/she/it will be sporing
we will be sporing
you will be sporing
they will be sporing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sporing
you have been sporing
he/she/it has been sporing
we have been sporing
you have been sporing
they have been sporing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sporing
you will have been sporing
he/she/it will have been sporing
we will have been sporing
you will have been sporing
they will have been sporing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sporing
you had been sporing
he/she/it had been sporing
we had been sporing
you had been sporing
they had been sporing
Conditional
I would spore
you would spore
he/she/it would spore
we would spore
you would spore
they would spore
Past Conditional
I would have spored
you would have spored
he/she/it would have spored
we would have spored
you would have spored
they would have spored

spore

A small reproductive body from which a new organism can grow, such as in nonflowering plants, certain bacteria, algae, and fungi.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spore - 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 fusionspore - 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"
agamete - an asexual reproductive cell
basidiospore - a sexually produced fungal spore borne on a basidium
endospore - a small asexual spore that develops inside the cell of some bacteria and algae
carpospore - a nonmotile spore of red algae
chlamydospore - thick-walled asexual resting spore of certain fungi and algae
conidiospore, conidium - an asexually produced fungal spore formed on a conidiophore
oospore - a thick-walled sexual spore that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi
resting spore - a spore of certain algae or fungi that lies dormant; may germinate after a prolonged period
tetraspore - one of the four asexual spores produced within a sporangium
zoospore - an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella
fern seed - the asexual spore of ferns that resembles dust; once thought to be seeds and to make the possessor invisible
pollen - the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant
microspore - smaller of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in the pollen sac into a male gametophyte
macrospore, megaspore - larger of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in ovule into a female gametophyte
aeciospore - spore of a rust fungus formed in an aecium
ascospore - sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus
zygospore - a plant spore formed by two similar sexual cells

spore

noun
A propagative part of a plant:
Translations
خَلِيَّه وَحيدَه
výtrus
spore
spóra
gró
spora
spora
výtrus

spore

[spɔːʳ] Nespora f

spore

[ˈspɔːr] n [bacteria, fungus] → spore f

spore

nSpore f

spore

[spɔːʳ] nspora

spore

(spoː) noun
a tiny seedlike cell from which ferns and other types of non-flowering plant grow.

spore

n. espora, célula reproductiva unicelular.

spore

n espora
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