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Meaning of MICROSPORE

Pronunciation:  'mIkru`spowr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  smaller of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in the pollen sac into a male gametophyte
 

MICROSPORE is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: spore

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mi"cro*spore\, n. [Micro- + spore.] (Bot.)
One of the exceedingly minute spores found in certain
flowerless plants, as {Selaginella} and {Isoetes}, which bear
two kinds of spores, one very much smaller than the other.
Cf. {Macrospore}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The smaller of the two kinds of spores produced in the sexual life cycle of a heterosporous plant, giving rise to the male gametophyte.
 

 

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