Definition of megaspore in English:


Syllabification: meg·a·spore
Pronunciation: /ˈmegəˌspôr


  • The larger of the two kinds of spores produced by some ferns. Compare with microspore.
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    • Both of these genera are heterosporous, meaning that each species produces two distinctly different types of spores: microspores and megaspores.
    • They have male spores called microspores and female spores called megaspores.
    • Their heterosporous life cycle (including both megaspores and microspores) is likely to be an adaptation to their aquatic habit.

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