spore
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: spô, IPA: /spɔː/
  • (America) enPR: spôr, IPA: /spɔɹ/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: spōr, IPA: /spo(ː)ɹ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /spoə/
Noun

spore (plural spores)

  1. A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.
  2. A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.
Translations Translations Verb

spore (spores, present participle sporing; past and past participle spored)

  1. To produce spores.



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