noun Botany, Mycology.

  1. a cell formed by fusion of two similar gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.


  1. a thick-walled sexual spore formed from the zygote of some fungi and algae

  1. A large, multinucleate spore formed by union of isogametes (gametes that are not distinguished by size and structure), as in certain algae or fungi. A zygospore develops thick, resistant walls and enters a period of dormancy before germinating.

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