gymnospore

gymnospore

[jim-nuh-spawr, -spohr]
noun Botany.
a naked spore, especially one not produced in a sporangium or one lacking a protective envelope.

Origin:
1880–85; gymno- + -spore

gymnosporous [jim-nuh-spawr-uhs, -spohr-, jim-nos-per-uhs] , adjective
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