Meaning of SPORE in English

I. ˈspȯr noun

Etymology: New Latin spora seed, spore, from Greek, act of sowing, seed, from speirein to sow — more at sperm

Date: 1836

: a primitive usually unicellular often environmentally resistant dormant or reproductive body produced by plants, fungi, and some microorganisms and capable of development into a new individual either directly or after fusion with another spore

• spored ˈspȯrd adjective

II. intransitive verb

( spored ; spor·ing )

Date: 1866

: to produce or reproduce by spores

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