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A motile flagellated asexually produced spore, as of certain algae, oomycetes, and fungi.

zo′o·spor′ic adj.


1. (Biology) an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella
2. (Biology) one of several spores produced in a saclike body (sporocyst) by some parasitic protozoans
ˌzooˈsporic, zoosporous adj


(ˈzoʊ əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

1. an asexual spore of certain algae or fungi that moves by cilia or flagella, often capable of encysting in adverse conditions.
2. an ameboid or flagellate reproductive form that emerges from the sporocyst in certain protozoans.
zo`o•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) adj.
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Noun1.zoospore - an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella
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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