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apospory

[ap-uh-spawr-ee, -spohr-ee, uh-pos-puh-ree] /ˈæp əˌspɔr i, -ˌspoʊr i, əˈpɒs pə ri/
noun, Botany.
1.
the development of a gametophyte from a sporophyte without meiosis.
Origin of apospory
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; apo- + spor- + -y3
Related forms
aposporic
[ap-uh-spawr-ik, -spor-] /ˌæp əˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/ (Show IPA),
aposporous
[uh-pos-per-uh s, ap-uh-spawr-uh s, -spor-] /əˈpɒs pər əs, ˌæp əˈspɔr əs, -ˈspɒr-/ (Show IPA),
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apospory

/ˈæpəˌspɔːrɪ/
noun
1.
(botany) development of the gametophyte from the sporophyte without the formation of spores
2.
the development of an embryo of a flowering plant outside the embryo sac, from a cell of the nucellus or chalaza
Word Origin
C19: from apo- + spore + -y1
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