Definition of swarmer in English:

swarmer

(also swarmer cell)

noun

Biology
another term for zoospore
  • ‘In the tropics, where life's maximal abundance is, the young offspring (seedling, hatchling, larva, zoospore, myxocyst, swarmer or germling) remains unrecognized and nameless unless scientifically described.’
  • ‘That way, we can understand how swarmers come in from across the intercoastal waterway.’
  • ‘All radiolarians secrete strontium sulphate at some point in the life cycle - as the adult shell in Acantharea, and as crystals in ‘swarmer cells’ produced during asexual reproduction in Polycystinea.’
  • ‘We exploit swarmer cells of S. marcescens as a ready source of microscopic low Reynolds number pumps.’

Pronunciation

swarmer

/ˈswɔːmə/