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spore (plural spores)
- A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.
- A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.
resistant particle produced by bacterium or protist
Related terms 
See also 
- To produce spores.
- IPA: /spoːrə/, [ˈsb̥oːɐ]
Etymology 1 
- spore (reproductive particle)
- spore (resistant particle produced by bacterium or protist)
- spur (a rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for purpose of prodding a horse)
- spur (anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does to a horse)
- spur (an appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance that of a rooster)
Inflection of spore
Etymology 2 
- spur (to prod)
- spur (to urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive)
- trace (to follow the trail of)
- scent (to detect the scent of)
- feel, notice, perceive
See also 
- Plural form of spora