megaspore


mega·spore

noun \ˈme-gə-ˌspr\

Definition of MEGASPORE

:  a spore in heterosporous plants giving rise to female gametophytes and usually larger than a microspore
mega·spor·ic \ˌme-gə-ˈspr-ik\ adjective

Origin of MEGASPORE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1857

mega·spore

noun \ˈmeg-ə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌsp(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MEGASPORE

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: a spore in heterosporous plants that gives rise to female gametophytes and is generally larger than a microspore
mega·spor·ic \ˌmeg-ə-ˈspōr-ik, -ˈspr-\ adjective

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