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From Modern Latin spora, from Greek. spora "seed, a sowing," related to sporos "sowing," and speirein "to sow," from PIE *sper- "to strew"
- 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.
- Plural form of spora.
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