[ huh-mos-per-uhs, hoh-, hoh-muh-spawr-uhs, -spohr- ]
/ həˈmɒs pər əs, hoʊ-, ˌhoʊ məˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr- /
having the spores of one kind only.
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Words nearby homosporous
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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 gametophytesCompare heterosporous
Derived forms of homosporoushomospory (həʊˈmɒspərɪ), noun
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Scientific definitions for homosporous
[ 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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