spore defined in 1951 yearspore - spore;
spore - Single-celled or several-celled reproductive body that becomes detached from the parent and gives rise either directly or indirectly to a new individual. Usually microscopic, of many different types and produced in a variety of ways. Thin or thick walled; often serving for very rapid increase in the population of the species, produced in enormous numbers and distributed far and wide by wind, water, animals; others are resting spores, the means of survival through an unfavourable period. Occurring in all groups of plants, particularly in fungi; in bacteria; and in Protozoa.
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