heterospory

noun
het·​ero·​spo·​ry | \ ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌspȯr-ē How to pronounce heterospory (audio) , ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-spə-rē \

Definition of heterospory

: the production of microspores and megaspores (as in seed plants)

Other Words from heterospory

heterosporous \ ˌhe-​tə-​rə-​ˈspȯr-​əs How to pronounce heterosporous (audio) , -​ˈrä-​spə-​rəs \ adjective

First Known Use of heterospory

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Heterospory.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterospory. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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