Definition of aplanospore in English:

aplanospore

noun

Biology
  • In certain algae and fungi: a non-motile asexual spore having a wall distinct from that of the parent cell; a non-motile zoospore.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. From German Aplanospore from a- + plano- + Spore.

Pronunciation

aplanospore

/ˌeɪˈplanə(ʊ)spɔː//ˌeɪˈpleɪnə(ʊ)spɔː/