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ar•che•spo•ri•um(ˌær kəˈspɔr i əm, -ˈspoʊr-)
also ar•che•spore(ˈɑr kəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)
n., pl. -spo•ri•a (-ˈspɔr i ə, -ˈspoʊr-)
a cell or cell structure in a sporophyte from which spores may later develop during the alternate generation.
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|Noun||1.||archesporium - primitive cell or group of cells from which a mother cell develops|
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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