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Endosporous vs. Spore

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Endosporousadjective

(botany) Having the spores contained in a case; applied to fungi.

Sporenoun

A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.

Endosporousadjective

Having the spores contained in a case; - applied to fungi.

Sporenoun

A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.

Sporeverb

To produce spores.

Sporenoun

One of the minute grains in flowerless plants, which are analogous to seeds, as serving to reproduce the species.

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Sporenoun

An embryo sac or embryonal vesicle in the ovules of flowering plants.

Sporenoun

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.

Sporenoun

a small usually single-celled reproductive body produced by many plants and some protozoans and that develops into a new individual;

‘a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes’;

Spore

In biology, a spore is a unit of sexual or asexual reproduction that may be adapted for dispersal and for survival, often for extended periods of time, in unfavourable conditions. Spores form part of the life cycles of many plants, algae, fungi and protozoa.

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