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Definition of spores

Spore Spore, n. [Gr. ? a sowing, seed, from ? to sow. Cf. Sperm.] 1. (Bot.) (a) One of the minute grains in flowerless plants, which are analogous to seeds, as serving to reproduce the species. Note: Spores are produced differently in the different classes of cryptogamous plants, and as regards their nature are often so unlike that they have only their minuteness in common. The peculiar spores of diatoms (called auxospores) increase in size, and at length acquire a siliceous coating, thus becoming new diatoms of full size. Compare Macrospore, Microspore, O["o]spore, Restingspore, Sph[ae]rospore, Swarmspore, Tetraspore, Zo["o]spore, and Zygospore. (b) An embryo sac or embryonal vesicle in the ovules of flowering plants. 2. (Biol.) (a) A minute grain or germ; a small, round or ovoid body, formed in certain organisms, and by germination giving rise to a new organism; as, the reproductive spores of bacteria, etc. (b) One of the parts formed by fission in certain Protozoa. See Spore formation, belw. Spore formation. (a) (Biol) A mode of reproduction resembling multitude fission, common among Protozoa, in which the organism breaks up into a number of pieces, or spores, each of which eventually develops into an organism like the parent form. --Balfour. (b) The formation of reproductive cells or spores, as in the growth of bacilli.

Meaning of spores from wikipedia

- is about spores in eukaryotes. for bacterial spores, see endospore. for other uses, see spore (disambiguation). in biology, a spore is a unit
- the gaia hypothesis milky spore, a bacterium of the white grubs of ****anese beetles bacterial morphological plasticity, bacteria changing into spores
- the spore print is the powdery deposit obtained by allowing spores of a fungal fruit body to fall onto a surface underneath. it is an important diagnostic
- production of a****ual spores (conidia) formed by differentiation at the ends of hyphae. the mode of formation and shape of these spores is traditionally used
- for other uses, see spore (disambiguation). spore is a 2008 multi-genre single-player god game developed by maxis and designed by will wright, released
- to relatively large spores, not all of which have been studied in detail. the stages that infect fish, called triactinomyxon spores, are made of a single
- fluid balance enables the explosive discharge of spores into the air. the forcible discharge of single spores termed ballistospores involves formation of a
- release a billion spores. most basidiospores are forcibly discharged, and are thus considered ballistospores. basidiomycetes form ****ual spores externally from