Share this entry
swarmer Line breaks: swarm¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈswɔːmə/
(also swarmer cell)

Definition of swarmer in English:


Another term for zoospore.
Example sentences
  • In the tropics, where life's maximal abundance is, the young offspring (seedling, hatchling, larva, zoospore, myxocyst, swarmer or germling) remains unrecognized and nameless unless scientifically described.
  • That way, we can understand how swarmers come in from across the intercoastal waterway.
  • All radiolarians secrete strontium sulphate at some point in the life cycle - as the adult shell in Acantharea, and as crystals in ‘swarmer cells’ produced during asexual reproduction in Polycystinea.
Definition of swarmer in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources