Definition of Carpospore

1. Noun. A nonmotile spore of red algae.

Group relationships: Red Algae
Generic synonyms: Spore
Derivative terms: Carposporic, Carposporous



Definition of Carpospore

1. n. A kind of spore formed in the conceptacles of red algæ.

Definition of Carpospore

1. Noun. A kind of spore formed in the conceptacles of red algae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carpospore

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpospore

carpooling
carpools
carpopedal
carpopedal contraction
carpopedal spasm
carpophagous
carpophore
carpophores
carpophylls
carpophyte
carpophytes
carpoptosis
carport
carports
carpospore (current term)
carpospores
carposporic
carposporous
carprofen
carps
carpule
carpus
carpus curvus
carr
carrack
carracks
carract
carracts
carrageen

Literary usage of Carpospore

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"Oltmanns (1898) showed that the nucleus of the carpospore is a direct descendant of the diploid oospore nucleus. Wolfe (1904) decided that in ..."

2. An Introduction to the Study of Seaweeds by George Murray (1895)
"there are formed carpospore-bearing fruits ; or the carpogonium conjugates with an auxiliary cell by means of a long or short (generally short) ..."

3. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"Each sporangium always gives rise to a single carpospore, which is set free ... rule that the germinating carpospore gives rise directly to the adult form, ..."

4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1906)
"Counts of the chromosomes made during the later prophase and metaphase of the mitosis made it clear that the nucleus of the carpospore contains about 40 ..."

5. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"If this be so, then the post-sexual stage, being diploid, will be cytologically comparable with the sporophyte-stage, and the carpospore on germination will ..."

6. A Treatise on the British Freshwater Algae by George Stephen West (1904)
"... indicating the formation of a rudimentary sporocarp, and they cut off a central fertile carpospore from the surrounding sterile cells (two, three, ..."

7. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1900)
"They may take place simultaneously, thus forming a cruciate division, or they may be consecutive, and the second division in one half of the carpospore is ..."

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