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microsporocyte

[mahy-kruh-spawr-uh-sahyt, -spohr-] /ˌmaɪ krəˈspɔr əˌsaɪt, -ˈspoʊr-/
noun, Botany
1.
one of the mother cells that produce four microspores by meiosis.
Also called pollen mother cell.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; microspore + -o- + -cyte
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microsporocyte
  (mī'krə-spôr'ə-sīt')   
A diploid cell that undergoes meiosis to produce microspores as part of microsporogenesis. Also called microspore mother cell, pollen mother cell.
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