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heterospory

play
noun het·ero·spo·ry \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌspȯr-ē, ˌhe-tə-ˈräs-pə-rē\

Definition of heterospory

  1. :  the production of microspores and megaspores (as in seed plants)

heterosporous play \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈspȯr-əs, -ˈräs-pə-rəs\ adjective


1898

First Known Use of heterospory

1898


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