chlamydospore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chlamydospore thick-walled asexual resting spore of certain fungi and algae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chlamydospore The reproductive organ in some fungi: so called on account of its being invested by two very distinct envelops. In the common Mucor chlamydospores are formed by the condensation and transformation of the protoplasm in or at the ends of the mycelial thread.
    • n chlamydospore In zoology, a coated or covered spore; a spore with its own investment: opposed to gymnospore.
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