generative nucleus

noun

: the one of the two nuclei resulting from the first division in the pollen grain of a seed plant that gives rise to sperm nuclei compare tube nucleus

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of generative nucleus was circa 1892

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“Generative nucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/generative%20nucleus. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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