Spore is a resistant body formed by certain microorganisms.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Spore
- One of the minute grains in flowerless plants, which are analogous to seeds, as serving to reproduce the species.
- An embryo sac or embryonal vesicle in the ovules of flowering plants.
- A minute grain or germ; a small, round or ovoid body, formed in certain organisms, and by germination giving rise to a new organism; as, the reproductive spores of bacteria, etc.
- One of the parts formed by fission in certain Protozoa. See Spore formation, belw.
Category: Microbiology
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