Resting spore
Resting Rest"ing, a. & n. from {Rest}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster]

{Resting spore} (Bot.), a spore in certain orders of alg[ae], which remains quiescent, retaining its vitality, for long periods of time. --C. E. Bessey. [1913 Webster]


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  • resting spore — noun a spore of certain algae or fungi that lies dormant; may germinate after a prolonged period • Hypernyms: ↑spore * * * noun Etymology: resting : a spore (as many zygospores) that remains dormant for a period before germination and is usually… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Resting spore — A spore created by fungi which is thickly encysted (has a thick cell wall) in order to survive through stressful times, such as drought. *Protects the spore from biotic (microbial, fungal viral), as well as abiotic (wind, heat, xeric conditions)… …   Wikipedia

  • Resting — Rest ing, a. & n. from {Rest}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] {Resting spore} (Bot.), a spore in certain orders of alg[ae], which remains quiescent, retaining its vitality, for long periods of time. C. E. Bessey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spore — (sp[=o]r), n. [Gr. ? a sowing, seed, from ? to sow. Cf. {Sperm}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) One of the minute grains in flowerless plants, which are analogous to seeds, as serving to reproduce the species. [1913 Webster] Note: Spores are produced differently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spore formation — Spore Spore (sp[=o]r), n. [Gr. ? a sowing, seed, from ? to sow. Cf. {Sperm}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) One of the minute grains in flowerless plants, which are analogous to seeds, as serving to reproduce the species. [1913 Webster] Note: Spores are produced …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spore (disambiguation) — A spore is a biological reproductive mechanism. Spore may also refer to:Video games* Spore (2008 video game), a video game by Maxis ** Spore Creatures , the Nintendo DS spinoff of the same series ** Spore Origins , the mobile phone and iPod… …   Wikipedia

  • resting — adjective Date: 14th century 1. being or characterized by dormancy ; quiescent < a resting spore > < bulbs in the resting state > 2. not undergoing or marked by division ; vegetative < a resting nucleus > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • resting cell — noun 1. : resting spore 2. : a living cell with a resting nucleus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spore — For other uses, see Spore (disambiguation). Spores produced in a sporic life cycle. In biology, a spore is a reproductive structure that is adapted for dispersal and surviving for extended periods of time in unfavorable conditions. Spores form… …   Wikipedia

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