archespore

[ ahr-kuh-spawr, -spohr ]
/ ˈɑr kəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr /

noun Botany.

the primitive cell, or group of cells, that give rise to the cells from which spores are derived.

Origin of archespore

First recorded in 1900–05; arche- + spore

Related forms

ar·che·spo·ri·al, adjectivesub·ar·che·spo·ri·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for archespore

archespore

archesporium (ˌɑːkɪˈspɔːrɪəm)

/ (ˈɑːkɪˌspɔː) /

noun plural -spores or -sporia (-ˈspɔːrɪə)

botany the cell or group of cells in a sporangium that gives rise to spores

Derived Forms

archesporial, adjective
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