/ spɔːr /
Prevedi spore na: francuski
ETYM Greek, a sowing, seed, from sperein to sow. Related to Sperm.
Plant's or protozoan's reproductive body.
Small usually single-celled reproductive body produced especially by certain bacteria and algae and fungi and nonflowering plants.
Small reproductive or resting body, usually consisting of just one cell. Unlike a gamete, it does not need to fuse with another cell in order to develop into a new organism. Spores are produced by the lower plants, most fungi, some bacteria, and certain protozoa. They are generally light and easily dispersed by wind movements.
Plant spores are haploid and are produced by the sporophyte, following meiosis; see alternation of generations.