homospory

noun
ho·​mo·​spo·​ry | \ ˈhō-mə-ˌspȯr-ē How to pronounce homospory (audio) , ˈhä-; hō-ˈmä-spə-rē \

Definition of homospory

: the production by various plants (such as the club mosses and horsetails) of asexual spores of only one kind

Other Words from homospory

homosporous \ ˌhō-​mə-​ˈspȯr-​əs How to pronounce homospory (audio) , ˌhä-​ ; hō-​ˈmä-​spə-​rəs \ adjective

First Known Use of homospory

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Homospory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homospory. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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