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megaspore mother cell

noun, Botany.
a diploid cell in plants that undergoes meiosis to create four haploid megaspores.
Also called megasporocyte [meg-uh-spawr-uh-sahyt, -spohr-] /ˌmɛg əˈspɔr əˌsaɪt, -ˈspoʊr-/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
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megasporocyte in Science
A diploid cell that undergoes meiosis to produce megaspores as part of megasporogenesis. Also called megaspore mother cell.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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