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homosporous

[ huh-mos-per-uhs, hoh-, hoh-muh-spawr-uhs, -spohr- ]

adjective

, Botany.
  1. having the spores of one kind only.


homosporous

/ ˌhəʊməʊˈspɔːrəs; hɒˈmɒspərəs; həʊˈmɒspərɪ /

adjective

  1. (of most ferns and some other spore-bearing plants) producing spores of one kind only, which develop into hermaphrodite gametophytes Compare heterosporous


homosporous

/ hō′mə-spôrəs,hŏm′ə-,hō-mŏspər-əs /

  1. 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).
  2. Compare heterosporous


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Derived Forms

  • homospory, noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of homosporous1

First recorded in 1885–90; homo- + spore + -ous

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