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macrospore

[mak-ruh-spawr, -spohr] /ˈmæk rəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/
noun, Botany
1.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; macro- + -spore
Related forms
macrosporic
[mak-ruh-spawr-ik, -spor-] /ˌmæk rəˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Compaction and sealing the macrospore structure of forest soils prevents proper water absorption and increases surface runoff.
British Dictionary definitions for macrospore

macrospore

/ˈmækrəʊˌspɔː/
noun
1.
another name for megaspore (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for macrospore
n.

1859, from macro- + spore (n.).

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