Incapable of producing spores. [G. a- priv. + sporos, seed]

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aspor·ous (')ā-'spōr-əs, -'spȯr- adj not having true spores

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aspor·ous (ə-sporґəs) [a-1 + Gr. sporos seed] having no true spores; applied to microorganisms.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • asporous — (ˈ)ā+| adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary a (II) + sporous : without true spores …   Useful english dictionary

  • asporogenic — adj. [Gr. an, without; spora, seed; genes, producing] Pertaining to not producing or bearing spores. asporous adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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