heterospory

noun
het·​ero·​spo·​ry | \ ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌspȯr-ē, 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 , -​ˈrä-​spə-​rəs \ adjective

First Known Use of heterospory

1898, in the meaning defined above

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