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endoskeleton

Term: endoskeleton

Origin: Anc Greek
ενδο/endo(=inside, within)
σκελετός/skeletos (= the group of bones of an animal body)
> σκέλλω /skello(=dry up)
> σκληρός/scleros(=hard)

Definition
An endospore is a dormant and temporarily non-reproductive structure produced by certain bacteria under unfavorable conditions. Although word “spore” indicates a “plant embryo”  the endospores are not offsprings but  bacteria in different state.  

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