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Pronunciation: a′dē-ă-spōr

Definition: A fungus spore that, when growing in the lungs of an animal or incubated in vitro at elevated temperatures, increases greatly in size without eventual reproduction or replication.

[G. a- priv. + dia, through, + sporos, seed]

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