sporozoid
Zoospore o"["o]*spore, n. [Zo["o]- + spore.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zo["o]spores are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown, alg[ae]. In certain species they are divided into the larger macrozo["o]spores and the smaller microzo["o]spores. Called also {sporozoid}, and {swarmspore}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) See {Swarmspore}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sporozoid — Spo ro*zo id ( [i^]d), n. [Spore + Gr. zo^,on an animal.] (Bot.) Same as {Zo[ o]spore}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swarmspore — Zoospore o [ o]*spore, n. [Zo[ o] + spore.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zo[ o]spores are produced by many green, and by some olive brown, alg[ae]. In… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zoospore — o [ o]*spore, n. [Zo[ o] + spore.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zo[ o]spores are produced by many green, and by some olive brown, alg[ae]. In certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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