archespore

noun

ar·​che·​spore
ˈärkə̇ˌspō(ə)r
variants or archesporium
ˌ⸗⸗ˈspōrēəm
plural archespores
-rz
or archesporia
-ōrēə
: the cell or group of cells from which spore mother cells develop (as those from which the microspores develop in the pollen sac or the megaspore in the ovule)
archesporial
¦⸗⸗¦spōrēəl
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin archesporium, from arche- + -sporium

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of archespore was in 1880

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“Archespore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archespore. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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