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.

QUIZZES

PRACTICE SOME ESCAPISM WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We salute you if you remember all the doovers from Word of the Day between May 25 and May 31!
Question 1 of 7
salute

Origin of archespore

First recorded in 1900–05; arche- + spore

OTHER WORDS FROM archespore

ar·che·spo·ri·al, adjectivesub·ar·che·spo·ri·al, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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 of archespore

archesporial, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012