noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1846 one of the four haploid asexual spores developed meiotically in the red algae

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  • tétraspore — ● tétraspore nom féminin Chacune des quatre spores identiques issues de la réduction chromatique ou méiose, et dont la germination donnera un gamétophyte (prothalle) unisexué ou bisexué. tétraspore [tetʀaspɔʀ] n. f. ÉTYM. 1904; nom d une algue,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tetraspore — Tet ra*spore, n. [Tetra + spore.] (Bot.) A nonsexual spore, one of a group of four regularly occurring in red seaweeds. {Tet ra*spor ic}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tetraspore — [te′trə spôr΄] n. Bot. any of the asexual algal spores produced in groups of four by meiosis in a tetrasporangium …   English World dictionary

  • tetraspore — tetrasporic /te treuh spawr ik, spor /, tetrasporous /te treuh spawr euhs, spohr , ti tras peuhr /, adj. /te treuh spawr , spohr /, n. Bot. one of the four asexual spores produced within a tetrasporangium. [1855 60; TETRA + SPORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tetraspore — noun Any of the four, asexual spores produced by a sporangium …   Wiktionary

  • tetraspore — tet·ra·spore (tetґrə spor) in fungi, one of the spores of a four spored basidium. Cf. dispore …   Medical dictionary

  • tetraspore — tet·ra·spore …   English syllables

  • tetraspore — tet•ra•spore [[t]ˈtɛ trəˌspɔr, ˌspoʊr[/t]] n. bot any of the four asexual spores produced by meiosis in red algae • Etymology: 1855–60 tet ra•spor′ic ˈspɔr ɪk, ˈspɒr tet•ra•spor•ous ˌtɛ trəˈspɔr əs, ˈspoʊr , tɪˈtræs pər adj …   From formal English to slang

  • tetraspore — /ˈtɛtrəspɔ/ (say tetruhspaw) noun one of the four asexual spores produced within a tetrasporangium. –tetrasporic /tɛtrəˈspɒrɪk/ (say tetruh sporik), tetrasporous /tɛtrəˈspɔrəs/ (say tetruh spawruhs), /tɛˈtræspərəs/ (say te traspuhruhs), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetraspore — noun one of the four asexual spores produced within a sporangium • Hypernyms: ↑spore …   Useful english dictionary

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