Definition of "spore" [spore]

  • A small, usually single-celled reproductive body that is highly resistant to desiccation and heat and is capable of growing into a new organism, produced especially by certain bacteria, fungi, algae, and nonflowering plants. (noun)
  • A dormant nonreproductive body formed by certain bacteria in response to adverse environmental conditions. (noun)
  • To produce spores. (verb-intransitive)

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Use "spore" in a sentence
  • "Here are Shiitakes growing in spore-enriched soil bricks, one of the common ways they are cultivated."
  • "Tiny molecular compound copies of me spray out in spore clouds to infect and replicate other flesh."
  • "i live in spore and also do like the mrt system. its rather convenient. and im looking fwd to its new lines"