megaspore mother cell


noun Botany.

a diploid cell in plants that undergoes meiosis to create four haploid megaspores.

Also called meg·a·spo·ro·cyte [meg-uh-spawr-uh-sahyt, -spohr-] /ˌmɛg əˈspɔr əˌsaɪt, -ˈspoʊr-/.
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