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Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: spora, from Greek, 'act of planting seeds, seed', from speirein 'to plant seeds'

spore

noun
     
spore [countable]
HBPHBA a cell like a seed that is produced by some plants such as mushrooms and can develop into a new plant
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