Definition of chlamydospore in English:

chlamydospore

noun

Botany
  • (in certain fungi) a thick-walled hyphal cell which functions like a spore.

    • ‘Chlamydoconidia or chlamydospores are unusual structures but are of comparatively little taxonomic value.’
    • ‘The rensa mutant produced chlamydospores acrogenously from hyphae or by the modification of hyphal cells, as did the wild type.’
    • ‘Elevated temperatures and inducing substances including serum components and N-acetylglucosamine lead to the conversion of yeast to hyphal cells; other conditions induce pseudohyphae or chlamydospores.’
    • ‘In the early report of Heineman and colleagues, 3 chlamydospores were observed histologically in the cardiac vegetation of a diabetic patient with C albicans endocarditis, as well as in kidney abscesses.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek khlamus, khlamud- cloak + spore.

Pronunciation:

chlamydospore

/ˈklamɪdə(ʊ)spɔː/