[ mahy-kruh-spawr-uh-sahyt, -spohr- ]
/ ˌmaɪ krəˈspɔr əˌsaɪt, -ˈspoʊr- /
one of the mother cells that produce four microspores by meiosis.
Words nearby microsporocyte
Also called pollen mother cell.
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Scientific definitions for microsporocyte
[ mī′krə-spôr′ə-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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