Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a spore, or a cell which gives rise to a spore.
“_Spirogyra crassa_; and as the young ciliated monadic germs issued forth one after another from the dehiscent spore-cell, the _actinophrys_ remained by it and caught every one of them, even to the last, when it retired to another part of the field, as if instinctively conscious that there was nothing more to be got at the old place.”
“The creature must have remembered the route to and from the spore-cell.”
“crawl away to a good distance" and then return to the spore-cell from which it was taking the grains of starch.”
“On another occasion I saw an _actinophrys_ station itself close to a ripe spore-cell of _pythium_, which was situated on a filament of”
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