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sporocyte

[spawr-uh-sahyt, spohr-] /ˈspɔr əˌsaɪt, ˈspoʊr-/
noun, Biology
1.
a diploid cell in certain spore-bearing plants, as liverworts, that produces four haploid spores through meiosis; a spore mother cell.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; sporo- + -cyte
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sporocyte

/ˈspɔːrəʊˌsaɪt; ˈspɒ-/
noun
1.
a diploid cell that divides by meiosis to produce four haploid spores
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