from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The outermost layer of the wall of certain spores.
  • noun An asexual spore developed externally by budding, as from a sporophore.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The outer coat of a spore, corresponding to the extine of pollen-grains: same as epispore.
  • noun An outer coat of dried protoplasm adhering to the surface of a spore, as to the resting-spores of Peronospora and Mucor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) The extreme outer wall of a spore; the epispore.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The outer layer of a spore, especially in some algae and fungi


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