ar·​che·​spore | \ ˈärkə̇ˌspō(ə)r \
variants: or archesporium \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈspōrēəm \
plural archespores\ -​rz \ or archesporia\ -​ōrēə \

Definition of archespore

: 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)

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Other Words from archespore

archesporial \ ¦⸗⸗¦spōrēəl \ adjective

First Known Use of archespore

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for archespore

New Latin archesporium, from arche- + -sporium

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The first known use of archespore was in 1880

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“Archespore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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