apos·​po·​ry ˈa-pə-ˌspȯr-ē How to pronounce apospory (audio)
: production of gametophytes directly from diploid cells of the sporophytes without spore formation (as in certain ferns and mosses)

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apospory was in 1884

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“Apospory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apospory. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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