zygospore[zī′gə spôr′ zig′ə-]
zygospore definition by Webster's New World
Bot. a thick-walled, resting spore formed by conjugation of two isogametes, as in certain primitive fungi and certain green algae
Origin: zygo- plush spore
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- zygosporic adjective
zygospore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A large multinucleate spore formed by union of similar gametes, as in algae or fungi.
zygospore - Science Definition
A large, multinucleate spore formed by union of isogametes (gametes that are not distinguished by size and structure), as in certain algae or fungi. A zygospore develops thick, resistant walls and enters a period of dormancy before germinating.