- The asexual or sexual reproductive body of fungi or sporozoan protozoa.
- A cell of a plant lower in organization than the seed-bearing spermatophytic plants.
- A resistant form of certain species of bacteria.
- The highly modified reproductive body of certain protozoa, as in the phyla Microspora and Myxozoa.
[G. sporos, seed]
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