Megaspore



[meg-uh-spawr, -spohr] /ˈmɛg əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/

noun, Botany.
1.
the larger of the two kinds of characteristically produced by seed plants and a few fern allies, developing into a female gametophyte.
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2.
the embryo sac of a flowering plant.
/ˈmɛɡəˌspɔː/
noun
1.
Also called macrospore. the larger of the two types of spore produced by some spore-bearing plants, which develops into the female gametophyte Compare microspore (sense 1)
2.
the cell in flowering plants that gives rise to the embryo sac
n.

1857, from mega- + spore.
megaspore
(měg’ə-spôr)
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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