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 (zī′gə-spôr′, zĭg′ə-)
A thick-walled diploid or multinucleate spore formed by the union of similar gametes in certain fungi and algae.


(ˈzaɪɡəʊˌspɔː; ˈzɪɡ-)
(Biology) a thick-walled sexual spore formed from the zygote of some fungi and algae
ˌzygoˈsporic adj


(ˈzaɪ gəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr, ˈzɪg ə-)

a cell formed by fusion of two similar gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.
zy`go•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) adj.
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Noun1.zygospore - a plant spore formed by two similar sexual cellszygospore - a plant spore formed by two similar sexual cells
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 fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"
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However, at room temperature, C recurvatus grows faster and produces hyphae, sporangiospores and, occasionally, zygospores.
Chlamydospores of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomus), as well as zygospores of the algae Zygnema and Spirogira found in the cave also support the contention of wet and mild climatic conditions (Navarro et al.
Bower, here, referred to the work of Allen (1905) who had observed highly condensed bivalents at the first division of Coleochaete scutata zygospores but less condensed, filamentous chromosomes at the second division.