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(Biology) a sexual spore produced by red algae after fertilization of the carpogonium
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car•po•spore(ˈkɑr pəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)
a nonmotile spore of the red algae.
car`po•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) car•pos′po•rous (-ˈpɒs pər əs) adj.
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|Noun||1.||carpospore - a nonmotile spore of red algae|
red algae - marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan
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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