Definitions for: Zoospore


[n] an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella



Webster (1913) Definition: Zo"["o]*spore, n. [Zo["o]- + spore.]
1. (Bot.) A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by
the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zo["o]spores
are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown,
alg[ae]. In certain species they are divided into the
larger macrozo["o]spores and the smaller
microzo["o]spores. Called also sporozoid, and
swarmspore.

2. (Zo["o]l.) See Swarmspore.

See Also: spore


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