Definition of spores. Meaning of spores. Synonyms of spores

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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 spore 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
- a spore is a biological reproductive mechanism. spore may also refer to: spore (2008 video game), a video game by maxis spore (1991 video game), a video
- 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
- spore: creepy & cute is an american parts pack for the 2008 video game spore. it includes additional tools and features for creature creation that were
- spore origins (also known as spore mobile) is the mobile device spin-off of spore, and focuses on a single phase of the larger game's gameplay - the cell
- spore is a 2008 multi-genre single-player fantasy god game developed by maxis and designed by will wright, released for windows and mac os x. covering
- 'mrzim spore stvari' (english translation: i hate slow things) is a pop song by the croatian singer ana bebić, recorded for the croatian selection for
- james sutherland spore (may 13, 1885 – april 28, 1937) was a commander in the united states navy. he served as acting governor of guam from february 27