spore

[spษ”ห(r)]

spore Definition

  • 1a tiny, typically one-celled, reproductive unit capable of giving rise to a new individual without sexual fusion, characteristic of lower plants, fungi, and protozoans.
  • 2a minute, typically one-celled, reproductive body produced by bacteria, fungi, and some algae and protozoans, capable of giving rise to a new individual under favorable conditions.

Using spore: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "spore" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The fungus produces spores that are carried by the wind.

  • Example

    The bacteria can form spores that are resistant to heat and drying.

  • Example

    The plant reproduces by means of spores rather than seeds.

spore Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for spore

Phrases with spore

  • a deposit of spores left by a mushroom or other fungus, used for identification purposes

    Example

    The spore print of the mushroom was used to identify its species.

  • a structure in which spores are produced, typically in fungi

    Example

    The spore sac of the fungus was examined under the microscope.

  • spore-bearing

    producing or containing spores

    Example

    The spore-bearing structures of the fern were visible on the underside of its fronds.

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Summary: spore in Brief

A 'spore' [spษ”ห(r)] is a small, typically one-celled, reproductive unit that can give rise to a new individual without sexual fusion. It is characteristic of lower plants, fungi, and protozoans, and can also be produced by bacteria and some algae. Examples include the spores of fungi and ferns, and the spore-forming bacteria. 'Spore' is also used in phrases like 'spore print' and 'spore sac,' which are used for identification purposes.