Share this entry

Share this page

sporogenous

Line breaks: spor|ogen¦ous
Pronunciation: /spəˈrɒdʒɪnəs
 
/

Definition of sporogenous in English:

adjective

chiefly Botany
(Of an organism or tissue) producing spores.
Example sentences
  • It is in immediate contact with the sporogenous tissue to the inside and to the middle layer to the outside of the anther.
  • The sporogenous cells of the ovary lead to the production of the female gametophyte or embryo sac that contains the egg cell.
  • Male sporogenesis begins with the division of a diploid sporophytic cell that gives rise to the tapetal initial and the sporogenous cell.

Definition of sporogenous in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful