apospory

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ap·o·spor·y

 (ăp′ə-spôr′ē, ə-pŏs′pə-rē)
n.
The development of a gametophyte directly from a sporophyte without the occurrence of meiosis or spore formation.

a·pos′por·ous (ə-pŏs′pər-əs), ap′o·spor′ic (-spôr′ĭk) adj.

apospory

(ˈæpəˌspɔːrɪ)
n
1. (Botany) botany development of the gametophyte from the sporophyte without the formation of spores
2. (Botany) the development of an embryo of a flowering plant outside the embryo sac, from a cell of the nucellus or chalaza
[C19: from apo- + spore + -y1]

ap•o•spor•y

(ˈæp əˌspɔr i, -ˌspoʊr i, əˈpɒs pə ri)

n.
the development of a gametophyte from a sporophyte without meiosis.
[1880–85]
ap`o•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) a•pos′por•ous, adj.