Megaspore meaning

mĕgə-spôr
A spore that gives rise to a female gametophyte and is larger than a microspore.
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A haploid spore, usually larger than a microspore of the same plant, which gives rise to a female gametophyte: found in all vascular plants that have differentiated sexes in the gametophyte.
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One of the two types of haploid spores produced by a heterosporous plant. Megaspores develop into female gametophytes and are usually larger than microspores.
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(botany) The larger spore of a heterosporous plant, typically producing a female gametophyte.
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Origin of megaspore

  • mega- +"Ž spore

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