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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.

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

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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Gene silencing in a polyploidy homosporous fern: paleopolyploidy revisited.
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).
Diversification and relationships of extant homosporous Lycopods.
Comparative morphology of the gametophyte of homosporous ferns.
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