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One of four spores produced from a tetrasporangium.
tet′ra·spor′ic (-spôr′ĭk, -spŏr′-) adj.
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(Biology) any of the asexual spores that are produced in groups of four in the sporangium (tetrasporangium) of any of the red algae
tetrasporic, tetrasporous adj
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tet•ra•spore(ˈtɛ trəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)
any of the four asexual spores produced by meiosis in red algae.
tet`ra•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) tet•ra•spor•ous (ˌtɛ trəˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-, tɪˈtræs pər-) adj.
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|Noun||1.||tetraspore - one of the four asexual spores produced within a sporangium|
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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