microspore

noun mi·cro·spore \ ˈmī-krə-ˌspȯr \

Definition of microspore

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

microsporous

play \ˌmī-krə-ˈspȯr-əs, mī-ˈkräs-pə-rəs\ adjective

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microspore

noun mi·cro·spore \ ˈmī-krə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r \

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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