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- n. A reproductive spore in diatoms that is formed by the union of two cells
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Diatomaceæ, an enlarged individual, formed either asexually, by the growth of the protoplasm attended by renewal of the silicious envelop, or sexually, by the union of the contents of two separate cells.
- n. The resting-spore of the diatoms.
auxo- + spore (Wiktionary)