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macrospore

[mak-ruh-spawr, -spohr]
noun Botany.
  1. megaspore.
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Origin of macrospore

First recorded in 1855–60; macro- + -spore
Related formsmac·ro·spor·ic [mak-ruh-spawr-ik, -spor-] /ˌmæk rəˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/, adjective
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macrospore

noun
  1. another name for megaspore (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for macrospore

n.

1859, from macro- + spore (n.).

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