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ar•thro•spore  (ärthrə spôr′, -spōr′),USA pronunciation n. [Biol.]
  1. an isolated vegetative cell that has passed into a resting state, occurring in bacteria and not regarded as a true spore.
  2. one of a number of spores of various fungi and certain blue-green algae, united in the form of a string of beads, formed by fission.
  • 1890–95; arthro- + spore
ar•thro•spor•ic  (ärthrə spôr′, -spōr′),USA pronunciation  ar•thros•po•rous  (ärthrə spôr′, -spōr′),USA pronunciation adj. 

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