Meaning of microspore


Pronunciation: (mī'kru-spôr", -spōr"), [key]
— 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.
  2. a pollen grain.
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