Definition of Oospore

1. Noun. A thick-walled sexual spore that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi.

Generic synonyms: Spore



Definition of Oospore

1. Noun. (biology) A fertilized female zygote, having thick chitinous walls, that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi ¹

2. Noun. (alternative form of oospore) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oospore

1. a fertilized egg within an oogonium [n -S] : OOSPORIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Oospore

1. A special kind of spore resulting from the fertilization of an oosphere by antherozoids. A fertilized oosphere in the ovule of a flowering plant. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oospore

oorier
ooriest
oos
oose
ooses
oosier
oosiest
oosome
oospere
oosphere
oospheres
oosporangia
oosporangium
oospore (current term)
oospores
oosporic
oostegite
oostegites
oosterboschite
oosy
oot
ootheca
oothecae
oothecal
ootid
ootidogenesis
ootids
ootocoid

Literary usage of Oospore

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1. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"CHAPTER XII oospore-PRODUCING ALGAL FUNGI ORDER II. ... The ripe oospore has a single nucleus in Peronospora parasitica, while in Albugo, ..."

2. The American Monthly Microscopical Journal by Chas. W. Smiley (1900)
"The Compound oospore of Albugo bliti.—In the Botanical Gazette for October (28 ... Stevens concludes his paper on the Development of the Compound oospore of ..."

3. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"The germination of the oospore takes place in different ways in different species. ... the contents of the oospore are set free as a number ot zoospores. ..."

4. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1902)
"oospore, or oospores, thus formed eventually become invested by a thick cellulose coat. Before this happens, in some forms of Sapro- ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1877)
"Immediately after fertilization the oospore surrounds itself with a membrane which afterwards, like its contents, assumes a brown color. ..."

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