Definition of zoospore in English:

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zoospore

Pronunciation: /ˈzōəˌspôr/

noun

Biology
A spore of certain algae, fungi, and protozoans, capable of swimming by means of a flagellum. Also called swarmer.
Example sentences
  • Even multicellular chromists, like brown algae and water molds, produce flagellated zoospores of this type.
  • Oedogonium grows in two different ways, through zoospores, or through syngamy of sperm and egg.
  • This suggests that infected host cells were negatively selected by the parasite zoospores under these conditions.
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