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Zo"o*spore (?), n. [Zoo- + spore.]

1. Bot.

A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zoospores are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown, algae. In certain species they are divided into the larger macrozoospores and the smaller microzoospores. Called also sporozoid, and swarmspore.

2. Zool.

See Swarmspore.


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