Definition of exospore in English:

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exospore

Pronunciation: /ˈeksōˌspôr/

noun

1The outer layer of the membrane in some spores.
Example sentences
  • In the spore stage, the microsporidian cell is typically protected by a 30-40 nm thick proteinacious exospore and a 20-35 nm thick endospore layer.
2A spore formed by separation and release from a sporophore, the spore-bearing structure of a fungus.

Derivatives

exosporal

Pronunciation: /ˌeksəˈspôrəl/
adjective

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Syllabification: ex·o·spore

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