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 (hĕt′ər-ə-spôr′əs, hĕt′ə-rŏs′pər-əs)
Producing two types of spores differing in size and sex.

het′er·o·spo′ry n.


(Botany) (of seed plants and some ferns and club mosses) producing megaspores and microspores. Compare homosporous
ˌheterˈospory n


(ˌhɛt əˈrɒs pə rəs, ˌhɛt ər əˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-)

having more than one kind of spore.
het`er•os′po•ry, n.
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Adj.1.heterosporous - characterized by heterospory
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Calamitales, Salviniales), and even the pre-vascular rhyniophytoids have been proposed to be heterosporous (Taylor et al.
Megasporogenesis in heterosporous fern: features of the organelles in meiotic cells and young megaspores.
In heterosporous plants and seed plants, continued development of the gametophyte may take place within the spore wall resulting in an enclosed multicellular gametophyte, a process known as endospory.
2002.-Structure and function of spores in the aquatic heterosporous fern family Marsileaceae.