spore

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun the microscopic reproductive body of fungi, bacteria and some non-flowering plants such as ferns

Food

  • The inactive form of a bacterium which is very resistant to heat or chemical treatment. It will, however, start to grow and divide again, given the appropriate environmental conditions.

Medical

  • noun a reproductive body of particular bacteria and fungi which can survive in extremely hot or cold conditions for a long time

Military

  • noun a reproductive body in certain bacteria
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