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Meaning of arthrospore

ar•thro•spore

Pronunciation: (är'thru-spôr", -spōr"), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. an isolated vegetative cell that has passed into a resting state, occurring in bacteria and not regarded as a true spore.
  2. one of a number of spores of various fungi and certain blue-green algae, united in the form of a string of beads, formed by fission.
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