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

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.