chlamydospore definition

  • noun:
    • A thick-walled, asexual fungal spore that is based on a hyphal mobile and can function as a resting spore.
    • A thick-walled spore that is the resting stage of some germs
    • The reproductive organ in a few fungi: so called because of its being invested by two very distinct envelops.
    • In zoology, a coated or covered spore; a spore along with its own investment: in opposition to gymnospore.
    • thick-walled asexual resting spore of particular fungi and algae

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