megaspore

noun
mega·​spore | \ ˈme-gə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce megaspore (audio) \

Definition of megaspore

: a spore in heterosporous plants giving rise to female gametophytes and usually larger than a microspore

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Other Words from megaspore

megasporic \ ˌme-​gə-​ˈspȯr-​ik How to pronounce megaspore (audio) \ adjective

Examples of megaspore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other fossilized finds include a pinecone-like structure with megaspores and some fossilized tree trunks used to estimate the height of the trees, Wang noted. Fox News, 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of megaspore

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for megaspore

mega- + -spore

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“Megaspore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megaspore. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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megaspore

noun
mega·​spore | \ ˈmeg-ə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r How to pronounce megaspore (audio) \

Medical Definition of megaspore

1 : a spore in heterosporous plants that gives rise to female gametophytes and is generally larger than a microspore

Other Words from megaspore

megasporic \ ˌmeg-​ə-​ˈspōr-​ik, -​ˈspȯr-​ How to pronounce megaspore (audio) \ adjective

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