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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Origin and Etymology of archespore
New Latin archesporium, from arche- + -sporium
First Known Use: 1880
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