Definition of chlamydospore in English:


Line breaks: chlamy¦do|spore
Pronunciation: /ˈklamɪdə(ʊ)spɔː


(In certain fungi) a thick-walled hyphal cell which functions like a spore.
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  • 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- 'cloak' + spore.

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