Heterosporic Het`er*o*spor"ic, Heterosporous Het`er*o*spor"ous, a. [Hetero- + spore.] (Bot.) Producing two kinds of spores unlike each other. [1913 Webster]

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  • heterosporous — [het΄ər äs′pə rəs, het΄ər ō spôr′əs] adj. Bot. producing more than one kind of spore; esp., producing microspores and megaspores heterospory n …   English World dictionary

  • heterosporous — het·ero·spo·rous .het ə räs pə rəs, .het ə rō spōr əs adj producing microspores and megaspores <heterosporous plants> * * * het·er·os·po·rous (het″ər osґpə rəs) having spores of two kinds (such as megaspores and… …   Medical dictionary

  • heterosporous — adjective see heterospory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heterosporous — /het euh ros peuh reuhs, het euhr euh spawr euhs, spohr /, adj. Bot. having more than one kind of spore. [1870 75; HETERO + SPOROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • heterosporous — adjective Producing both male and female gametophytes …   Wiktionary

  • heterosporous — adj. having more than one type of spore (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heterosporous — het·er·o·spor·ous …   English syllables

  • heterosporous — het•er•os•po•rous [[t]ˌhɛt əˈrɒs pə rəs, ˌhɛt ər əˈspɔr əs, ˈspoʊr [/t]] adj. bot having more than one kind of spore • Etymology: 1870–75 het er•os′po•ry, n …   From formal English to slang

  • heterosporous — /hɛtəˈrɒspərəs/ (say hetuh rospuhruhs), / roʊˈspɔrəs/ (say roh spawruhs) adjective having more than one kind of spore …   Australian English dictionary

  • heterosporous — adjective characterized by heterospory • Pertains to noun: ↑heterospory • Derivationally related forms: ↑heterospory …   Useful english dictionary

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