apospory

noun
apos·​po·​ry | \ ˈa-pə-ˌspȯr-ē How to pronounce apospory (audio) , ə-ˈpäs-pə-rē\

Definition of apospory

: production of gametophytes directly from diploid cells of the sporophytes without spore formation (as in certain ferns and mosses)

First Known Use of apospory

1884, in the meaning defined above

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