zoospore definition by Webster's New World
- Bot. an asexual sporangial spore, esp. of certain fungi or algae, capable of independent motion usually by means of cilia or flagella
- Zool. a motile flagellate or amoebic reproductive cell arising from a sporocyst in certain protozoans
Origin: zoo- plush spore
zoospore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A motile flagellated asexual spore, as of certain algae and fungi. Also called swarm spore.
- zoˌo·sporˈic , zoˌo·sporˈous adjective
zoospore - Science Definition
A motile flagellated spore that serves as a means of asexual reproduction among certain algae, fungi, and protoctists.