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megaspore

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noun mega·spore \ˈme-gə-ˌspȯr\

Definition of megaspore

  1. :  a spore in heterosporous plants giving rise to female gametophytes and usually larger than a microspore

megasporic

play \ˌme-gə-ˈspȯr-ik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of megaspore

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1857


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megaspore

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noun mega·spore \ˈmeg-ə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of megaspore

  1. 1:  a spore in heterosporous plants that gives rise to female gametophytes and is generally larger than a microspore

  2. 2:  macrospore

megasporic

\ˌmeg-ə-ˈspōr-ik, -ˈspȯr-\play adjective



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