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heterospory

[het-uh-ros-puh-ree]
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noun Botany.
  1. the production of both microspores and megaspores.

Origin of heterospory

First recorded in 1895–1900; hetero- + -spore + -y3
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Historical Examples

  • Part II, on Lepidostrobus and some allied cones, is remarkable for the demonstration of heterospory in several species.

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