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|Noun||1.||resting spore - a spore of certain algae or fungi that lies dormant; may germinate after a prolonged period|
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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