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noun as in cell

noun as in germ

noun as in ovum

Strong matches

Weak match

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Plant pollen and fungal spores are aerosols that can waft long distances.

It wasn’t a total surprise when several prominent science publications moved years ago to curtail or eliminate comments on their websites, encouraging readers to release their precious thought spores into the social media wilderness instead.

Miroslav Žít, an amateur photographer from Prachatice in the Czech Republic, snapped this photo of a stunning moss capsule packed with spores almost ready to take flight.

The spores ride the wind once released, sometimes traveling long distances and staying dormant until conditions are right for growth.

As the water evaporates from the spores the muscles contract, which resets the cycle.

Anthrax, or Bacillus anthracis, is spore-forming bacteria found in soil that most commonly affects cattle.

The CDC says that about 60 percent of the people who inhale the spore do not contract valley fever.

Spore, another spinoff, taught players about the randomly branching paths evolution can take.

Budding (as in yeast) and spore formation are familiar to us in plants.

At length a hard coat forms around this cell, which has now become a spore.

Thus the spore of the sun—the whispering spheres—found a set of conditions fitted for growth.

This destroys the resisting power of the spore membrane and allows the stain to reach the interior.

This dissolves out any fat or crystals that might otherwise retain the "spore" stain.


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On this page you'll find 88 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spore, such as: bacterium, egg, germ, unit, corpuscle, and embryo.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.