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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-spore

A spore.

[Greek spora, spore.]

Examples include zoospore (Greek zōion, animal) a spore of certain algae, fungi, and protozoans, capable of swimming by means of a flagellum; megaspore (Greek megas, great), the larger of the two kinds of spores produced by some ferns (the smaller being a microspore); oospore (Greek ōion, egg), the thick-walled zygote of certain algae and fungi, formed by fertilization of an oosphere; zygospore (Greek zugon, yoke), the resting cell of certain fungi and algae, arising from the fusion of two similar gametes.

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