"zoospore" Definition

  1. n. A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zoospores are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown, algae. In certain species they are divided into the larger macrozoospores and the smaller microzoospores. Called also sporozoid, and swarmspore.
  2. n. See Swarmspore.

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Position in dictionary: 111633 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "zoospore": 1
Words that end with "zoospore": 3
Words that contain "zoospore": 3
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