auxospore

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

auxo- +‎ spore

Noun[edit]

auxospore (plural auxospores)

  1. (biology) A reproductive spore in diatoms that is formed by the union of two cells
    • 2001, Eugene Stoermer & John Smol, The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences,
      Auxosporulation [is] the formation of an auxospore...usually a zygote, produced by diatoms, which expands to near the maximum size of a given species.

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