oospore definition

  • noun:
    • A fertilized feminine cell or zygote, particularly one with dense chitinous walls, developed from a fertilized oosphere.
    • A fertilized feminine zygote, having dense chitinous walls, that develops from a fertilized oosphere in certain algae and fungi
    • A special kind of spore resulting from the fertilization of an oösphere by antherozoids.
    • A fertilized oösphere when you look at the ovule of a flowering plant.
    • In botany, in cryptogamic flowers, the immediate product of this fertilization associated with oösphere.
    • a thick-walled sexual spore that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi

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