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ˈzoʊ əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊrzoospore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. zoosporenoun

    an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella


  1. zoosporenoun

    A motile asexual spore of some algae and fungi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zoosporenoun

    a spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zoospores are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown, algae. In certain species they are divided into the larger macrozoospores and the smaller microzoospores. Called also sporozoid, and swarmspore

    Etymology: [Zoo- + spore.]

  2. Zoosporenoun

    see Swarmspore

    Etymology: [Zoo- + spore.]


  1. Zoospore

    A zoospore is a motile asexual spore that uses a flagellum for locomotion. Also called a swarm spore, these spores are created by some algae, bacteria and fungi to propagate themselves.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Zoospore

    zō′ō-spōr, n. a spore capable of moving about.—adjs. Zoospor′ic; Zoosporif′erous. [Gr. zōon, an animal, spora, a seed.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zoospore in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zoospore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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