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  • n. A small spore

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small spore; a spore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spore; sometimes, a small spore.


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  • Rapid growth set in, and at the end of another hour, how has entirely baffled us, they acquired flagella and swam freely; in thirty-five minutes more they possessed a nucleus and rapidly developed, until at the end of nine hours after emission a sporule was followed to the parent condition and left in the act of fission.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 470, January 3, 1885

  • Even the theorists differed as to the manner of germ transmission, the sporule, tick, and ship fever being the leading theories, and each having its advocates.

    The Outlet

  • What! The sporule of a scrap of moss requires an antherozoid before it is fit to germinate; and the ovule of a Scolia, that proud huntress, can dispense with the equivalent in order to hatch and produce a male?

    Bramble-Bees and Others

  • I wonder what sort of floating sporule carries the infection -- reaching the brain by the nose, I fancy.

    Thomas Wingfold, Curate V2

  • There can be no mote that peoples the sunbeams, no little cell of life that the microscope discovers in the seed-sporule of a moss, but He is there.

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

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