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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPORE

The result of the spore development is the spoiling of the food.

The spores are globose or nearly so, with a large "nucleus" nearly filling the spore.

Spore: a small body formed by a fungus to reproduce the fungus.

They might really have tried to get him outside the dome, or to get a spore culture inside.

The position and shape of the spore are constant for each kind of bacteria.

Within these spore cases, at maturity, are the summer spores.

Another point to notice is that the spore cases are stalked.

The indusia are soon thrown off when the spore cases start to develop.

The spore cases are situated at the point where the leaf arises from the root-stock.

The bacillus may spring from a spore starting from a plant or starting from an insect.

WORD ORIGIN

1836, from Modern Latin spora, from Greek spora "seed, a sowing," related to sporos "sowing," and speirein "to sow," from PIE *sper- "to strew" (see sprout (v.)).

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nounfemale reproductive cell

ovum

nounfemale reproductive cell
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