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Zoospore

Definition
noun, plural: zoospores
An asexual spore with a flagellum used for locomotion but lacking a true cell wall.
Supplement
Examples of organisms producing zoospores are some algae, fungi and protozoans.
Word origin: zoo- (animal-like) + spore.
Related forms: zoosporous (adjective)
Synonym: swarm spore
Compare: aplanospore, ballistospore, statismospore, autospore


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