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Zygospore

Definition

noun, plural: zygospores

(1) The spore produced and contained within a zygosporangium.

(2) The spore formed by the union of many zoospores.


Supplement

The spore produced by a zygosporangium is large and multinucleated. It is formed by the union of isogametes, such as in certain algae and fungi. The zygosore-forming fungi are called zygomycetes.


Synonyms:

  • zygosperm
  • zygozoospore

See also: spore


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