apospory

noun apos·po·ry \ ˈa-pə-ˌspȯr-ē , 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)

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1884

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