Pollen vs Spore - What's the difference?

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Pollen is a see also of spore.


As nouns the difference between pollen and spore

is that pollen is fine powder in general, fine flour (16th century usage documented by oed; no longer common) while spore is a reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.

As a verb spore is

to produce spores.

pollen

English

(wikipedia pollen)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Fine powder in general, fine flour (16th century usage documented by OED; no longer common.)
  • * "...and ther was good wyne of Gascoyne,... as well of pollen, as of other vitailes..." Froissart, Jean, 1338?-1410?; Berners, John Bourchier, Lord [https://archive.org/details/chroniclefroiss00froigoog]
  • (Bailey)
  • A fine granular substance produced in flowers. Technically a collective term for pollen grains (microspores) produced in the anthers of flowering plants. (This specific usage dating from mid 18th century.)
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.}}

    Derived terms

    * pollen analysis * pollenarious * pollen basket * pollen count * pollen counter * pollen grain * polleniferous * pollenize, pollenise * pollenlike * pollen mother cell * pollen parent * pollen sac * pollen tube * polleny

    See also

    * palynologic * palynological * palynologist * palynology ----

    spore

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia spore)
  • A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.
  • A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.
  • See also

    * bulb * gemma * pollen * propagule * seed

    Verb

    (spor)
  • To produce spores.
  • Anagrams

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