Noun Acrospore Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acrospore

Pronunciation:

/ˈakrə(ʊ)spɔː/

Definition:
1.

noun

Originally: †a stalked antheridium of a moss, liverwort, or other cryptogam (obsolete rare). In later use: a spore produced at the apex of a hypha or other cellular filament forming the structural element of a fungus; a basidiospore.
    ((n.) A spore borne at the extremity of the cells of fructification in fungi.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Henry Harvey (1811–1866), botanist. From acro- + spore, probably after French acrospore. Compare German Akrospore.

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