macrospore


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to macrospore: microspore

macrospore

(ˈmækrəʊˌspɔː)
n
(Botany) another name for megaspore1
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macrospore - larger of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plantsmacrospore - larger of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in ovule into a female gametophyte
spore - a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

mac·ro·spore

n. macroespora, espora grande.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
According to Figure 11, under same water contents of mud, the density (thickness) of macropore increases when the dip angle of macrospore structure becomes larger (from 15[degrees] to 45[degrees]), because the larger dip angle makes downward resistance decrease, and the increasing fluidity makes the thickness of invading smaller.
2, 3 and 4) following meiosis I, macrospore dyads have resulted.
Not all three hydrogels exhibits a highly porous honeycomb-like structure with an irregular shape in which the three-dimensional, interconnected macrospores represent water-filled areas.
(12.) Jennifer Emelda, E.N., Vijayalakshmi, T., Santhanakrishnan..Antibacterial activity of antibiotic producing Streptomyces macrospores. IntJ.