Definition of zygospore in English:

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zygospore

Pronunciation: /ˈzīɡəˌspôr/

noun

Biology
The thick-walled resting cell of certain fungi and algae, arising from the fusion of two similar gametes. Compare with oospore.
Example sentences
  • The thick-walled zygospore which encases the zygote, is highly ornamented and very durable.
  • White mutant diploid zygospores did not germinate (undergo meiosis) when subjected to low light (8 mol photons m - 2 sec - 1) overnight.
  • When mixed, + and - gametes rapidly pair, fuse, and form a diploid cell that becomes a heavy-walled zygospore.

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Syllabification: zy·go·spore

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