Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Producing two types of spores differing in size and sex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Producing both male and female gametophytes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having more than one kind of asexually produced spores: applied to the vascular cryptogams, which have macrospores or megaspores (female spores) homologous with the embryo-sac of phanerogams, and microspores (male spores) homologous with the pollen-grains of phanerogams.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by heterospory

Etymologies

hetero- + -sporous (Wiktionary)

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