Endosporous
Endosporous En`do*spor"ous, a. (Bot.) Having the spores contained in a case; -- applied to fungi. [1913 Webster]

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  • endosporous — en·do·spor·ous …   English syllables

  • endosporous — adjective see endospore …   Useful english dictionary

  • endospore — endosporous /en dos peuhr euhs, en doh spawr , spohr /, adj. endosporously, adv. /en deuh spawr , spohr /, n. 1. Bot., Mycol. the inner coat of a spore. Cf. intine. 2. Bacteriol. a spore formed within a cell of a rod shaped organism. [1870 75;… …   Universalium

  • fern — fernless, adj. fernlike, adj. /ferrn/, n. any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of tropical to temperate regions, characterized by true roots produced from a rhizome, triangular fronds that uncoil upward and have a… …   Universalium

  • Fern — /ferrn/, n. a female given name. * * * Any of about 10,000–12,000 species (division Filicophyta) of nonflowering vascular plants that have true roots, stems, and complex leaves and reproduce by spores. Though ferns were once classified with the… …   Universalium

  • Arthrospore — Ar thro*spore, n. [Gr. ? joint + E. spore.] (Bacteriol.) 1. A bacterial resting cell, formerly considered a spore, but now known to occur even in endosporous bacteria. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. one of the small conidia occurring arranged in chains …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arthrosporic — Arthrospore Ar thro*spore, n. [Gr. ? joint + E. spore.] (Bacteriol.) 1. A bacterial resting cell, formerly considered a spore, but now known to occur even in endosporous bacteria. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. one of the small conidia occurring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arthrosporous — Arthrospore Ar thro*spore, n. [Gr. ? joint + E. spore.] (Bacteriol.) 1. A bacterial resting cell, formerly considered a spore, but now known to occur even in endosporous bacteria. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. one of the small conidia occurring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oidium — Arthrospore Ar thro*spore, n. [Gr. ? joint + E. spore.] (Bacteriol.) 1. A bacterial resting cell, formerly considered a spore, but now known to occur even in endosporous bacteria. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. one of the small conidia occurring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endospore — [en′dōspôr′ē əm] n. pl. endosporia [en′dō spôr′əen′dō spôr΄] n. 1. an asexual spore formed within the cell wall of the parent cell, as in certain bacteria, fungi, and algae 2. the inner wall of a spore or pollen grain; intine: also endosporium… …   English World dictionary

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