Meaning of macrospore in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmakrə(ʊ)spɔː/


  • 1Botany Mycology
    The larger of the two types of spore produced by a heterosporous plant (now usually called megaspore).

  • 2Biology
    A large spore (usually the larger of two types of spore) produced by various protoctists.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Todd's Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology. From macro- + spore. Compare French macrospore.