chlamydospore(redirected from chlamydospores)
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A thick-walled fungal spore that is derived from a hyphal cell and can function as a resting spore.
[Latin chlamys, chlamyd-, mantle; see chlamys + spore.]
(Microbiology) a thick-walled asexual spore of many fungi: capable of surviving adverse conditions
chla•myd•o•spore(kləˈmɪd əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)
a thick-walled asexual resting spore of certain fungi and algae.
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|Noun||1.||chlamydospore - thick-walled asexual resting spore of certain fungi and algae|
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"
teliospore - a chlamydospore that develops in the last stage of the life cycle of the rust fungus