Definition of monospore in US English:

monospore

noun

Botany
  • A single spore; especially the non-motile asexual spore produced by a monosporangium, characteristic of some red algae.

adjective

Botany
  • Of or derived from a single spore; = monosporous.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ray Lankester (1847–1929), zoologist. From German Monospore from mono- + Spore.

Pronunciation

monospore

/ˈmɒnə(ʊ)spɔː/