oospore etymology

English word oospore comes from English spore, English oo- (Relating to eggs or ova.)

Detailed word origin of oospore

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
spore English (eng) To produce spores. A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.. A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.
oo- English (eng) Relating to eggs or ova.
oospore English (eng) (biology) A fertilized female zygote, having thick chitinous walls, that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi.

Words with the same origin as oospore

Descendants of spore
isosporic megasporic oosporic perisporium polysporic sporal sporicide sporiferous sporification sporogenesis sporous sporule
Descendants of oo-
aboospore ooblast oocyan oocyst oofamily oogamy oogenesis oogenetic oogenus ooid ooidal oolite oolitic oologic oological oologist oology oophagy oophore oophorous oophyte oospecies ootaxon oozooid