the development of a gametophyte from a sporophyte without meiosis.
This phenomenon of apospory was first discovered in mosses, but is now also known in a number of ferns (see Pteridophyta).
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(botany) development of the gametophyte from the sporophyte without the formation of spores
the development of an embryo of a flowering plant outside the embryo sac, from a cell of the nucellus or chalaza
a total desertion of or departure from one’s religion, principles, party, cause, etc. Contemporary Examples Nasser al-Omar, an influential cleric, called for him to be tried in a Sharia court for apostasy, which is punishable by death. Saudi Writer Hamza Kashgari Detained in Malaysia Over Muhammad Tweets Mike Giglio February 9, 2012 Khartoum says Meriam […]
a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc. of or characterized by apostasy. Contemporary Examples Because my passion so far has been exposing government-funded sacred cows and disrupting statist narratives, I am an apostate. James O’Keefe in Defense of Taping Mitch McConnell, and Everyone Else James O’Keefe April 14, 2013 At first, he was […]
to commit . Historical Examples The Saints did continue to suffer much persecution, some did apostatize, others did die of exposure, disease and privation. Cowley’s Talks on Doctrine Matthias F. Cowley But his wife and one of his daughters refused to apostatize with him. The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles. God grant that under like […]
apostaxis apostaxis ap·o·stax·is (āp’ə-stāk’sĭs) n. Slight bleeding; bleeding by drops.