Definition of parthenospore in English:

parthenospore

noun

Mycology Botany
  • A thick-walled spore resembling a zygospore but produced parthenogenetically in certain algae and fungi.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From partheno- + spore.

Pronunciation

parthenospore

/ˈpɑːθ(ə)nəspɔː//ˈpɑːθɪnəspɔː/