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  • megasporic — adjective see megaspore …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • megasporic — adj. pertaining to a large spore, of a megaspore (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • megasporic — mega·spor·ic …   English syllables

  • megasporic — adjective see megaspore …   Useful english dictionary

  • megaspore — megasporic /meg euh spawr ik, spor /, adj. /meg euh spawr , spohr /, n. Bot. 1. the larger of the two kinds of spores characteristically produced by seed plants and a few fern allies, developing into a female gametophyte. Cf. microspore. 2. the… …   Universalium

  • megaspore — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1857 a spore in heterosporous plants giving rise to female gametophytes and usually larger than a microspore • megasporic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • megasporangium — noun A sporangium which produces only megaspores See Also: megasporic, megasporogenesis, sporangial, sporangiophore, spore …   Wiktionary

  • megaspore — [meg′ə spôr΄] n. [ MEGA + SPORE] 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 megasporic adj …   English World dictionary