heterosporous

heterosporous

[het-uh-ros-puh-ruhs, het-er-uh-spawr-uhs, -spohr-]
adjective Botany.
having more than one kind of spore.

Origin:
1870–75; hetero- + -sporous

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heterosporous (ˌhɛtəˈrɒspərəs)
 
adj
Compare homosporous (of seed plants and some ferns and club mosses) producing megaspores and microspores
 
heter'ospory
 
n

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heterosporous   (hět'ər-ə-spôr'əs, hět'ə-rŏs'pər-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Producing two types of spores differing in size and sex, the male microspore and the female megaspore, which develop into separate male and female gametophytes. All seed-bearing plants, as well as some ferns and other seedless plants, are heterosporous. Compare homosporous.
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