Meaning of MICROSPORE in English


— microsporic /muy'kreuh spawr"ik, -spor"-/ , microsporous /muy kreuh spawr"euhs, -spohr"-, muy kros"peuhr euhs/ , adj.

/muy"kreuh spawr', -spohr'/ , n. Bot.

1. the smaller of the two kinds of spores characteristically produced by seed plants and some fern allies, developing into a male gametophyte. Cf. megaspore ,

2. a pollen grain.

[ 1855-60; MICRO- + -SPORE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .