microsporocyte

microsporocyte

[mahy-kruh-spawr-uh-sahyt, -spohr-]
noun Botany.
one of the mother cells that produce four microspores by meiosis.
Also called pollen mother cell.


Origin:
1935–40; microspore + -o- + -cyte

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microsporocyte   (mī'krə-spôr'ə-sīt')  Pronunciation Key 
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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