epispore

noun ep·i·spore \-ˌspō(ə)r\

Definition of epispore

  1. 1a :  the covering or outer membrane of a spore (such as the membrane surrounding the megaspore in heterosporous ferns) b :  exospore 2

  2. 2 :  the outer layer of a sporocyst

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Origin and Etymology of epispore

epi- + -spore


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