microspore

noun
mi·​cro·​spore | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌspȯr How to pronounce microspore (audio) \

Definition of microspore

: any of the spores in heterosporous plants that give rise to male gametophytes and are generally smaller than the megaspore

Other Words from microspore

microsporous \ ˌmī-​krə-​ˈspȯr-​əs How to pronounce microsporous (audio) , mī-​ˈkrä-​spə-​rəs How to pronounce microsporous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of microspore

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Microspore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microspore. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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microspore

noun
mi·​cro·​spore | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r How to pronounce microspore (audio) \

Medical Definition of microspore

1 : any of the spores in heterosporous plants that give rise to male gametophytes and are generally smaller than the megaspore
2 : the smaller of two forms of spores produced by various protozoans (as radiolarians) — compare macrospore

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