apospory

noun apos·po·ry \ˈa-pə-ˌspȯr-ē, ə-ˈpäs-pə-rē\

Definition of apospory

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

1884

First Known Use of apospory

1884


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