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zygospore

Pronunciation: zi'go-spor

Definition:

  1. Among the Phycomycetes, a thick-walled sexual spore arising from fusion of two morphologically identical structures, generally hyphal tips, bearing nuclei of opposite mating types (gametangia).
  2. A resting sexual spore in the Zygomycetes resulting from fusion of two similar gametangia.

Synonym(s): zygosperm

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