exospore


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ex·o·spore

(ek'sō-spōr),
An exogenous spore, not encased in a sporangium.
[exo- + G. sporos, seed]

exospore

(ĕk′sō-spôr′)
n.
1. The outermost layer of the wall of certain spores.
2. An asexual spore developed externally by budding, as from a sporophore.

exospore

a type of SPORE formed by MICROORGANISMS by BUDDING, or by the formation of a SEPTUM and FISSION.
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