Definition of akinete in English:

akinete

noun

Biology
  • In certain algae and cyanobacteria: a thick-walled non-motile resting cell or spore, formed asexually without division by the differentiation of a vegetative cell.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. From German Akinet from a- + ancient Greek κινητός movable.

Pronunciation

akinete

/eɪˈkʌɪniːt/