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Definition of Spores

Spore
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

- conditions.[citation needed] Spores form part of the life cycles of many plants, algae, fungi and protozoa. Bacterial spores are not part of a ****ual cycle...
- 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...
- begins with inhaled spores being transported through the air p****ages into the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. The spores are then picked up by...
- of spores remaining viable over 10,000 years, and revival of spores millions of years old has been claimed. There is one report of viable spores of Bacillus...
- the production of spores in biology. The term is also used to refer to the process of reproduction via spores. Reproductive spores were found to be formed...
- refer to the emergence of cells from resting spores and the growth of sporeling hyphae or thalli from spores in fungi, algae and some plants. Conidia are...
- 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...
- even if the spores are present, they pose no danger to the consumer. Honey, corn syrup, and other sweeteners may contain spores, but the spores cannot grow...
- fungi Milky spore, a bacterium of the white grubs of ****anese beetles Bacterial morphological plasticity, bacteria changing into spores This disambiguation...
- Spore is a 2008 life simulation real-time strategy God game developed by Maxis, published by Electronic Arts and designed by Will Wright, and was released...