spermatophyte


sper·mato·phyte

noun \-ˌfīt\

Definition of SPERMATOPHYTE

:  any of a group (Spermatophyta) of higher plants comprising those that produce seeds and including the gymnosperms and angiosperms
sper·mato·phyt·ic \-ˌma-tə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

Origin of SPERMATOPHYTE

ultimately from New Latin spermat- + Greek phyton plant — more at phyt-
First Known Use: 1897

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