Associations to the word «Spore»

Wiktionary

SPORE, noun. A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.
SPORE, noun. A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.
SPORE, verb. To produce spores.
SPORE FRUIT, noun. Ascocarp
SPORE FRUITS, noun. Plural of spore fruit
SPORE PRINT, noun. (mycology) The distinctive and identifying pattern and color produced after the cap of a mushroom is pressed against a white page.
SPORE PRINTS, noun. Plural of spore print

Dictionary definition

SPORE, noun. A small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky