Definition of vegetative cell in English:

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vegetative cell

noun

Botany & Microbiology
A cell of a bacterium or unicellular alga that is actively growing rather than forming spores.
Example sentences
  • These bacteria exist either as spores or as vegetative cells.
  • The pollen grain (male gametophyte) is a three-celled structure composed of two generative cells encased within the vegetative cell.
  • During meiosis cells exit the vegetative cell cycle and enter a linear divisional and differentiation pathway.
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