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Statismospore

Definition
A spore that is actively discharged from the body of the fruiting body of certain fungi.
Supplement
An example is basidiospore, which is a type of ballistospore formed on basidia of certain fungi.
Word origin: auto- (self) + spore.
Compare: zoospore, autospore, ballistospore, aplanospore.

See also: spore


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