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Meaning of ZOOSPORE

Pronunciation:  'zowu`spowr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella
 

ZOOSPORE is a 8 letter word that starts with Z.

 

 See Also: spore

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Zo"["o]*spore\, n. [Zo["o]- + spore.]
1. (Bot.) A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by
   the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zo["o]spores
   are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown,
   alg[ae]. In certain species they are divided into the
   larger macrozo["o]spores and the smaller
   microzo["o]spores. Called also {sporozoid}, and
   {swarmspore}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) See {Swarmspore}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A motile, flagellated spore.
 

 

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