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