(in the sexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) an encysted spore developed from a zygote, which undergoes sporogony to form sporozoites.
sporont spo·ront (spôr’ŏnt)
An organism or a cell produced by sporogony.
noun, Mycology. 1. a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores. noun 1. an organ in fungi that produces or carries spores, esp the massive spore-bearing body of mushrooms, etc
noun, Botany. 1. a modified leaf that bears sporangia. noun 1. a leaf in ferns and other spore-bearing plants that bears the sporangia See also megasporophyll, microsporophyll sporophyll (spôr’ə-fĭl’) A leaf or leaflike organ that bears sporangia.
noun, Botany. 1. the form of a plant in the alternation of generations that produces asexual spores. noun 1. the diploid form of plants that have alternation of generations. It develops from a zygote and produces asexual spores Compare gametophyte sporophyte (spôr’ə-fīt’) Among organisms which display an alternation of generations (such as plants, fungi, and […]
- Spongy degeneration
spongy degeneration n. A rare, inherited, fatal brain disease of infancy characterized by the widespread loss of myelin from nerve sheaths and the presence of round empty spaces in the brain, giving it a spongelike appearance, and resulting in progressive paralysis, blindness, and megalencephaly. Also called Canavan’s disease.