macrospore

[mak-ruh-spawr, -spohr]
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noun Botany.


Nearby words

  1. macrosegment,
  2. macrosigmoid,
  3. macrosociology,
  4. macrosomia,
  5. macrosporangium,
  6. macrostomia,
  7. macrostructure,
  8. macrotia,
  9. macrotous,
  10. macruran

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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British Dictionary definitions for macrospore

macrospore

noun

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

macrospore

n.

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

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