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ho·mo·spo·rous

 (hō′mə-spôr′əs, hŏm′ə-, hō-mŏs′pər-əs)
adj.
Producing spores of one kind only.

ho′mo·spo′ry n.
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homosporous

(hɒˈmɒspərəs; ˌhəʊməʊˈspɔːrəs)
adj
(Botany) (of most ferns and some other spore-bearing plants) producing spores of one kind only, which develop into hermaphrodite gametophytes. Compare heterosporous
homospory n
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ho•mos•po•rous

(həˈmɒs pər əs, hoʊ-, ˌhoʊ məˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-)

adj.
having spores of one uniform type.
[1885–90]
ho•mos′po•ry, n.
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Adj.1.homosporous - characterized by homospory
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The majority of pteridophytes are shown to have an amoeboid tapetum (Parkinson & Pacini, 1995), however, many homosporous ferns have globular bodies in their sporangial locules that were considered to be homologous to orbicules in spermatophytes (Lugardon, 1981).