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[huh-mos-per-uh s, hoh-, hoh-muh-spawr-uh s, -spohr-] /həˈmɒs pər əs, hoʊ-, ˌhoʊ məˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-/
adjective, Botany.
having the spores of one kind only.
Origin of homosporous
First recorded in 1885-90; homo- + spore + -ous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for homosporous


/hɒˈmɒspərəs; ˌhəʊməʊˈspɔːrəs/
(of most ferns and some other spore-bearing plants) producing spores of one kind only, which develop into hermaphrodite gametophytes Compare heterosporous
Derived Forms
homospory (həʊˈmɒspərɪ) noun
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homosporous in Science
  (hō'mə-spôr'əs, hŏm'ə-, hō-mŏs'pər-əs)   
Producing spores of one kind only that are not differentiated by sex. The spores of homosporous plants, such as horsetails and most ferns, grow into bisexual gametophytes (producing both male and female gametes). Compare heterosporous.
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