microsporocyte

[mahy-kruh-spawr-uh-sahyt, -spohr-]

noun Botany.

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

Origin of microsporocyte

First recorded in 1935–40; microspore + -o- + -cyte
Also called pollen mother cell.
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pollen mother cell

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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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