Definition of chlamydospore in English:

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Pronunciation: /kləˈmidəˌspôr/


(In certain fungi) a thick-walled hyphal cell that functions as a spore.
Example sentences
  • The rensa mutant produced chlamydospores acrogenously from hyphae or by the modification of hyphal cells, as did the wild type.
  • Elevated temperatures and inducing substances including serum components and N-acetylglucosamine lead to the conversion of yeast to hyphal cells; other conditions induce pseudohyphae or chlamydospores.
  • In the early report of Heineman and colleagues, 3 chlamydospores were observed histologically in the cardiac vegetation of a diabetic patient with C albicans endocarditis, as well as in kidney abscesses.


Late 19th century: from Greek khlamus, khlamud- 'mantle' + spore.

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Syllabification: chla·myd·o·spore

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