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gymnospore

[jim-nuh-spawr, -spohr] /ˈdʒɪm nəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/
noun, Botany
1.
a naked spore, especially one not produced in a sporangium or one lacking a protective envelope.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; gymno- + -spore
Related forms
gymnosporous
[jim-nuh-spawr-uh s, -spohr-, jim-nos-per-uh s] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-, dʒɪmˈnɒs pər əs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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