spore etymology

English word spore comes from Ancient Greek σπόρος

Detailed word origin of spore

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
σπόρος Ancient Greek (grc)
spora Latin (lat)
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.

Words with the same origin as spore

Descendants of σπόρος
auxosporulation leptosporangium macrosporangium microsporangium oosporangium sporadic sporangiophore sporangium teleutospore teliosporangium zygosporangium