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microsporocyte

[ mahy-kruh-spawr-uh-sahyt, -spohr- ]
/ ˌmaɪ krəˈspɔr əˌsaɪt, -ˈspoʊr- /
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noun Botany.

one of the mother cells that produce four microspores by meiosis.

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Also called pollen mother cell .

Origin of microsporocyte

First recorded in 1935–40; microspore + -o- + -cyte
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Scientific definitions for microsporocyte

microsporocyte
[ mī′krə-spôrə-sīt′ ]

A diploid cell that undergoes meiosis to produce microspores as part of microsporogenesis. Also called microspore mother cell pollen mother cell
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