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spore

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From Modern Latin spora, from Ancient Greek σπορά (sporá, seed, a sowing), related to σπόρος (spóros, sowing) and σπείρω (speírō, to sow), from Proto-Indo-European *sper- (to strew).

NounEdit

spore (plural spores)

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  1. A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.
  2. A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.

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spore (third-person singular simple present spores, present participle sporing, simple past and past participle spored)

  1. To produce spores.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spoːrə/, [ˈsb̥oːɐ]

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spore c (singular definite sporen, plural indefinite sporer)

  1. spore (reproductive particle)
  2. spore (resistant particle produced by bacterium or protist)
  3. spur (a rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for purpose of prodding a horse)
  4. spur (anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does to a horse)
  5. spur (an appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance that of a rooster)
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Etymology 2Edit

  • (to spur):, from spore (spur).
  • (to trace):, from spor (track, trail, scent).

VerbEdit

spore (imperative spor, infinitive at spore, present tense sporer, past tense sporede, past participle er/har sporet)

  1. spur (to prod)
  2. spur (to urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive)
  3. trace (to follow the trail of)
  4. scent (to detect the scent of)
  5. feel, notice, perceive
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spore f

  1. plural form of spora

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