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A thick-walled zygote developed from a fertilized oosphere, especially in an oomycete.
o′o·spor′ic (-spôr′ĭk, -spŏr′-) adj.
(Botany) a thick-walled sexual spore that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi
ˌooˈsporic, ˌooˈsporous adj
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|Noun||1.||oospore - a thick-walled sexual spore that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi|
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"