Definition of arthrospore in English:

arthrospore

noun

Microbiology
  • Any of various kinds of spore or spore-like body produced by fungi and bacteria, specifically a fungal conidium formed by segmentation and fragmentation of an articulated hypha.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Archives of Dermatology. From arthro- + spore, after French arthrospore.