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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a spore in certain orders of algæ, which remains quiescent, retaining its vitality, for long periods of time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a spore of certain algae or fungi that lies dormant; may germinate after a prolonged period


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