spore

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From Modern Latin spora, from Ancient Greek σπορά (sporá, seed, a sowing), related to σπόρος (spóros, sowing) and σπείρω (speírō, to sow), from Proto-Indo-European *sper- (to strew).

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spore (plural spores)

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  1. A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.
  2. A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.

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spore (third-person singular simple present spores, present participle sporing, simple past and past participle spored)

  1. To produce spores.

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  • IPA(key): /spoːrə/, [ˈsb̥oːɐ]

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Noun[edit]

spore c (singular definite sporen, plural indefinite sporer)

  1. spore (reproductive particle)
  2. spore (resistant particle produced by bacterium or protist)
  3. spur (a rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for purpose of prodding a horse)
  4. spur (anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does to a horse)
  5. spur (an appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance that of a rooster)
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Etymology 2[edit]

  • (to spur):, from spore (spur).
  • (to trace):, from spor (track, trail, scent).

Verb[edit]

spore (imperative spor, infinitive at spore, present tense sporer, past tense sporede, past participle er/har sporet)

  1. spur (to prod)
  2. 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)
  3. trace (to follow the trail of)
  4. scent (to detect the scent of)
  5. feel, notice, perceive
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spore f

  1. plural of spora

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From the noun spor

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spore (imperative spor, present tense sporer, passive spores, simple past spora or sporet or sporte, past participle spora or sporet or sport, present participle sporende)

  1. to trace, track
  2. spore av - to derail

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