sporocyte

[ spawr-uh-sahyt, spohr- ]
/ ˈspɔr əˌsaɪt, ˈspoʊr- /

noun Biology.

a diploid cell in certain spore-bearing plants, as liverworts, that produces four haploid spores through meiosis; a spore mother cell.

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Origin of sporocyte

First recorded in 1890–95; sporo- + -cyte
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British Dictionary definitions for sporocytes

sporocyte
/ (ˈspɔːrəʊˌsaɪt, ˈspɒ-) /

noun

a diploid cell that divides by meiosis to produce four haploid spores
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