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gymnospore

[jim-nuh-spawr, -spohr]
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noun Botany.
  1. a naked spore, especially one not produced in a sporangium or one lacking a protective envelope.
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Origin of gymnospore

First recorded in 1880–85; gymno- + -spore
Related formsgym·no·spo·rous [jim-nuh-spawr-uh s, -spohr-, jim-nos-per-uh s] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-, dʒɪmˈnɒs pər əs/, adjective
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