an enlarged, thick-walled resting spore formed between the vegetative cells of a filamentous fungus or certain protozoans
Origin of chlamydosporefrom Classical Greek chlamyd- (see chlamydate) + -o- + spore
A thick-walled fungal spore that is derived from a hyphal cell and can function as a resting spore.
Origin of chlamydosporeLatin chlamys chlamyd- mantle ; see chlamys . spore