from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A motile flagellated asexual spore, as of certain algae and fungi. Also called swarm spore.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A motile asexual spore of some algae and fungi.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zoöspores are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown, algæ. In certain species they are divided into the larger macrozoöspores and the smaller microzoöspores. Called also sporozoid, and swarmspore.
- n. See Swarmspore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a spore capable of moving about; a motile spore, or swarmspore.
- n. An animal spore; one of the minute flagelliform bodies which issue from the sporocyst of sporiparous animalcules; a swarm-spore.
- n. Also zoöcarp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella
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