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A spore that is actively discharged from the body of the fruiting body of certain fungi.


An example is basidiospore, which is a type of ballistospore formed on basidia of certain fungi.

Word origin: auto- (self) + spore.

Compare: zoospore, autospore, ballistospore, aplanospore.
See also: spore