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A small spore, especially one formed on a promycelium.



an obsolete term designating a basidiospore of rust and smut fungi. The term was used before the morphological nature of the spores was fully understood.

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Crypto's predecessor, Sporidium 136has crash-landed on Earth, and now the humans have him and his technology.
The finding came yesterday in a report into the contamination of Glasgow supplies by the crypto- sporidium bug last August.
The water watchdogs in England have confirmed that ANY outbreak of crypto- sporidium in water - however small - is reported to them and that it must be dealt with.