from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
- noun The resting-spore of the diatoms.
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- noun biology A
reproductive sporein diatomsthat is formed by the unionof two cells
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auxo- + spore
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