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-/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

megasporocyte in Science



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