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zoospore definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1846 an independently motile spore; especially a motile usually naked and flagellated asexual spore especially of an alga or lower fungus zoosporic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a spore of fungi, algae, etc. capable of motion. Derivatives: zoosporic adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Zoospore Zo"["o]*spore, n. [Zo["o]- + spore.] 1. (Bot.) A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zo["o]spores are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown, alg[ae]. In certain species they are divided into the larger macrozo["o]spores and the smaller microzo["o]spores. Called also sporozoid, and swarmspore. 2. (Zo["o]l.) See Swarmspore.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Swarmspore Swarm"spore`, n. 1. (Bot.) One of innumerable minute, motile, reproductive bodies, produced asexually by certain alg[ae] and fungi; a zo["o]spore. 2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the minute flagellate germs produced by the sporulation of a protozoan; -- called also zo["o]spore.



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