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A thick-walled diploid or multinucleate spore formed by the union of similar gametes in certain fungi and algae.
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(Biology) a thick-walled sexual spore formed from the zygote of some fungi and algae
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zy•go•spore(ˈzaɪ gəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr, ˈzɪg ə-)
a cell formed by fusion of two similar gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.
zy`go•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) adj.
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|Noun||1.||zygospore - a plant spore formed by two similar sexual cells|
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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