Definition of Megaspore

1. Noun. Larger of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in ovule into a female gametophyte.

Exact synonyms: Macrospore
Generic synonyms: Spore



Definition of Megaspore

1. Noun. The larger spore of a heterosporous plant, typically producing a female gametophyte ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Megaspore

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Medical Definition of Megaspore

1. Haploid spore produced by a plant sporophyte, that develops into a female gametophyte. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Megaspore

megaseconds
megaseism
megaseisms
megaseller
megasellers
megaselling
megaseme
megasiemens
megasigmoid
megasomia
megasporange
megasporanges
megasporangia
megasporangial
megaspore (current term)
megaspore mother cell
megaspores
megasporic
megasporocyte
megasporocytes
megasporogeneses
megasporophyll
megasporophylls
megastar
megastardom

Literary usage of Megaspore

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1. Plant Anatomy from the Standpoint of the Development and Functions of the by William Chase Stevens (1910)
"The megaspore now germinates, its nucleus dividing as shown in Fig. 131, I; the daughter nuclei move to opposite poles and divide, and the youngest nuclei ..."

2. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"The arrangements which make possible the nutrition of the megaspore and the endosperm ... The most simple case is that where the megaspore increases, and, ..."

3. An Introduction to Vegetable Physiology by Joseph Reynolds Green (1907)
"The megaspore, like the microspore, is liberated from the sporangium and on germination it produces a ..."

4. Bulletin: Mining and Metallurgical Investigations by Carnegie Institute of Technology, Mining Advisory Board (1922)
"Redstone megaspore.—(Plates II C and D) Diameter, somewhat greater than ... The Redstone megaspore type is also, but rarely, found in the Sewickley bed. ..."

5. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"The Germination of the megaspore. — The first step in the development of the megaspore consists in the division of its single nucleus into two, ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"Still further, the advantage to a single megaspore in being retained, thus securing ... With the retention of the megaspore pollination became necessary, ..."

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"17, A, PC), The pollen-tube, containing two generative and one vegetative nucleus, pierces the wall of the megaspore and then becomes swollen (fig. ..."

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