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  • n. Plural form of spore.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of spore.


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  • Because not all people with anthrax who are treated with antibiotics survive, and because the length of treatment for someone who has inhaled spores is unclear, the anthrax vaccine is of value.

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  • The toadstool with white spores is common in the Bay Area, but the color varies and can be affected by weather and odd growing conditions.

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  • If you do find mold, it could be a simple fix such as cleaning up and repainting the spot, or it could require full remediation with containment, including plastic sheeting, large dryers and negative air machines to remove mold spores from the air.

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  • The gills are powdered by the spores, that is, the spores fall away with difficulty and thus give the gills a pulverulent appearance.

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  • A report commissioned by the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology, concluded in November of 2001, however, ruled out dust, and instead put the color down to the presence of spores from a lichen-forming algae common to the region.

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  • It's produced by a bacterium known as basciullus anthrasus (ph) that produces spores, which is the most common form of living in the soil, and also transmission from person to person, or from a substance or a material to a person.

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2005

  • "In terms of anthrax, it's said that gamma rays can ... destroy the anthrax spores, which is something we need to look at," Myers told reporters at the Pentagon on May 20.

    Archive 2003-07-01

  • In terms of anthrax, it's said that gamma rays can, you know, destroy the anthrax spores, which is something we need to look at.

    CNN Transcript May 20, 2003

  • And then, after you have grown it, you have to convert it into spores, because the spores are the ones that are hardy.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2001

  • "Then the spores are the same as seeds, after all" -- you say.

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