generative nucleus

noun

Definition of generative nucleus

: 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

First Known Use of generative nucleus

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

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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 27 Nov. 2021.

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