megaspore

noun
mega·spore | \ ˈme-gə-ˌspȯr \

Definition of megaspore 

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

Other words from megaspore

megasporic \ˌme-gə-ˈspȯr-ik \ adjective

First Known Use of megaspore

1857, in the meaning defined above

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megaspore

noun
mega·spore | \ ˈmeg-ə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r \

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- \ adjective

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