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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"

Noun

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spore

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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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Italian

Noun

spore f.

  1. Plural form of spora.

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