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- an isolated vegetative cell that has passed into a resting state, occurring in bacteria and not regarded as a true .
- one of a number of of various fungi and certain blue-green algae, united in the form of a string of beads, formed by fission.
- a sporelike cell of ascomycetous fungi and some algae produced by a breaking of the hyphae
- a resting sporelike cell produced by some bacteria