spore: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (spôr, spōr), [key]
— n., v., spored, spor•ing.
  1. a walled, single- to many-celled, reproductive body of an organism, capable of giving rise to a new individual either directly or indirectly.
  2. a germ, germ cell, seed, or the like.
  1. to bear or produce spores.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofas final element of compound words: teliospore.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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