a diploid cell in certain spore-bearing plants, as liverworts, that produces four haploid spores through meiosis; a spore mother cell.
a diploid cell that divides by meiosis to produce four haploid spores
[spawr-uh-jen-uh-sis, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌspoʊr-/ noun, Biology. 1. the production of spores; sporogony. 2. reproduction by means of spores. sporogenesis /ˌspɔːrəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs; ˌspɒ-/ noun 1. the process of spore formation in plants and animals sporogenesis spo·ro·gen·e·sis (spôr’ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. Reproduction by means of spores. Production or formation of spores. spo’ro·gen’ic (-jěn’ĭk) or spo·rog’e·nous (spə-rŏj’ə-nəs, spô-) […]
adjective 1. of or relating to spores or spore production.
noun, plural sporogonia [spawr-uh-goh-nee-uh, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈgoʊ ni ə, ˌspoʊr-/ (Show IPA). Botany. 1. the sporangium of mosses and liverworts. noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə) 1. the sporophyte of mosses and liverworts, consisting of a spore-bearing capsule on a short stalk that arises from the parent plant (the gametophyte)
noun, Biology. 1. (in certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of an encysted zygote or oocyte, resulting in the formation of sporozoites. noun 1. the process in sporozoans by which sporozoites are formed from an encysted zygote by multiple fission sporogony spo·rog·o·ny (spə-rŏg’ə-nē, spô-) n. Reproduction by asexual division of a spore or zygote, characteristic of […]