archespore

noun ar·che·spore \ˈärkə̇ˌspō(ə)r\
variants: or

archesporium

Definition of archespore

plural

archespores

\-rz\ or

archesporia

\-ōrēə\
  1. :  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

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of archespore

New Latin archesporium, from arche- + -sporium


First Known Use: 1880


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