tetraspore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tetraspore one of the four asexual spores produced within a sporangium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tetraspore (Bot) A nonsexual spore, one of a group of four regularly occurring in red seaweeds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tetraspore In botany, an asexually produced spore of florideous algæ: so called from the circumstance that usually four are produced by the division of the mother-cell. See spore, cruciate, 2, bispore, Florideæ. Also called spherospore. See cut under Algæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tetraspore tet′ra-spōr a reproductive body, composed of four spores or germs, found in algæ
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tetra-, + spore,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., tetra-, four, spora, seed.