gymnospore

noun
gym·​no·​spore | \ ˈjimnəˌspō(ə)r \

Definition of gymnospore

: a spore not developing in a sporangium : a naked spore

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Other Words from gymnospore

gymnosporous \ ¦jimnə¦spōrəs , (ˈ)jim¦näspərəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for gymnospore

International Scientific Vocabulary gymn- + spore

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“Gymnospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gymnospore. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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