archespore

[ahr-kuh-spawr, -spohr]

noun Botany.

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

Nearby words

  1. archer, william,
  2. archerfish,
  3. archery,
  4. arches,
  5. arches national park,
  6. archesporium,
  7. archetto,
  8. archetypal,
  9. archetype,
  10. archetypical

Origin of archespore

First recorded in 1900–05; arche- + spore

Related formsar·che·spo·ri·al, adjectivesub·ar·che·spo·ri·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for archespore

archespore

archesporium (ˌɑːkɪˈspɔːrɪəm)

noun plural -spores or -sporia (-ˈspɔːrɪə)

botany the cell or group of cells in a sporangium that gives rise to spores
Derived Formsarchesporial, adjective

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