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megaspore mother cell

noun Botany.
  1. a diploid cell in plants that undergoes meiosis to create four haploid megaspores.
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Also called meg·a·spo·ro·cyte [meg-uh-spawr-uh-sahyt, -spohr-] /ˌmɛg əˈspɔr əˌsaɪt, -ˈspoʊr-/.
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megasporocyte in Science


  1. A diploid cell that undergoes meiosis to produce megaspores as part of megasporogenesis. Also called megaspore mother cell
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