plural noun
Het·​er·​o·​spo·​re·​ae | \ ˌhetərōˈspōrēˌē \

Definition of Heterosporeae

in some classifications
: a primary subdivision of Pteridophyta including the Lycopodiaceae and Equisetaceae and producing two kinds of asexual spores

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History and Etymology for Heterosporeae

New Latin, from heter- + -sporeae (from Greek spora seed)

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“Heterosporeae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heterosporeae. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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