auxiliary cell


Definition of auxiliary cell

: a specialized cell in certain red algae often some distance from the carpogonium into which the diploid zygote nucleus migrates after fertilization sometimes by special threads called ooblasts and from which the carpospores eventually develop

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“Auxiliary cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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