from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The outermost layer of a spore in some algae and fungi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The extreme outer wall of a spore; the epispore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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