from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small, usually single-celled reproductive body that is resistant to adverse environmental conditions and is capable of growing into a new organism, produced especially by certain fungi, algae, protozoans, and nonseedbearing plants such as mosses and ferns.
- noun A megaspore or microspore.
- noun A dormant nonreproductive body formed by certain bacteria often in response to a lack of nutrients, and characteristically being highly resistant to heat, desiccation, and destruction by chemicals or enzymes.
- intransitive verb To produce spores.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A. Middle English form of
- noun In botany, a single cell which becomes free and is capable of developing directly into a new morphologically and physiologically independent individual.
- noun In zoology, the seed or germ of an organism, of minute size, and not of the morphological value of a cell, such as one of the microscopic bodies into which the substance of many protozoans is resolved in the process of reproduction by sporation; a sporule; a gemmule, as of a sponge.
- noun In biology, an organic body of extremely minute size, and not subject to ordinary classification; a sporozoid or zoöspore; a living germ, as a seed of certain diseases.
- noun Figuratively, a germ; a seed; a source of being.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One of the minute grains in flowerless plants, which are analogous to seeds, as serving to reproduce the species.
- noun An embryo sac or embryonal vesicle in the ovules of flowering plants.
- noun A minute grain or germ; a small, round or ovoid body, formed in certain organisms, and by germination giving rise to a new organism
- noun One of the parts formed by fission in certain Protozoa. See Spore formation, belw.
- noun (Biol) The formation of reproductive cells or spores, as in the growth of bacilli.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
reproductiveparticle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plantthat may germinateinto another.
- noun A
thick resistantparticle produced by a bacteriumor protistto survive in harshor unfavorableconditions.
- verb To produce spores.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Here are Shiitakes growing in spore-enriched soil bricks, one of the common ways they are cultivated.
Tiny molecular compound copies of me spray out in spore clouds to infect and replicate other flesh.
i live in spore and also do like the mrt system. its rather convenient. and im looking fwd to its new lines
The bacteria and the spore are the same; it's whether you inhale it; whether you get it on your skin, a little spore on your skin, and it goes through a cut on your skin; or you eat it in some food.
You have to grow it in such a way that it would be -- the bacillus germinates into a spore, which is it's dormant form.
The fungus before the spore is the inevitable induction.
Fern spores are formed in little sacs known as spore-cases or sporángia
They are formed by the ends of the filaments swelling up and becoming constricted, so as to form an oval spore, which is then cut off by a wall.
All of the common _Ascomycetes_ belong to the second division, and have the spore sacs contained in special structures called spore fruits, that may reach a diameter of several centimetres in a few cases, though ordinarily much smaller.
That would be the end of it, except that the spore was a species of yeast that happened to like cold weather.