sporo-, spor-, spori-, -sporium
(Greek: seed, seeding; a sowing; a crop; seedtime)
Sporozoa (proper noun)
A phylum consisting largely of mouthless protozoans that are all parasitic and have no obvious means of locomotion: Most of the minute unicellular organisms of the Sporozoa pass through a complicated life cycle involving an alternation of sexual and asexual reproduction and the formation of spores.
Some, such as the malaria parasite, live in the blood of the host; others may infest the gut or the muscles. They are often transmitted by blood-sucking insects.
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A reference to a plant that disperses its seeds quickly.
Having the spores in thecae, or cases.
A fungous infection of the hair shaft.
zoosporangiophore (s) (noun), zoosporangiophores (pl)
A structure bearing zoosporangia (sporangium in which zoospores develop): A zoosporangiophore is a receptacle that holds the sporangia, which is a case in which the zoospores, independently motile spores, are produced.
zoosporangium (s) (noun), zoosporangia (pl)
A capsule containing zoospores: A zoosporangium is a case that encloses the spores of some algae and fungi that are capable of independent movements.
zoospore (s) (noun), zoospores (pl)
An asexual spore that can move about by means of cilia or flagella: Zoospores are produced by water-inhabiting organisms, like algae and fungi, and usually develop one or more hair-like cilia that enable them to swim.
zygospore (s) (noun), zygospores (pl)
A large multinucleate plant spore formed by union with similar gametes: Such zygospores are produced by nonflowering vegetation, fungi, some bacteria, and algae.