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spermatophyte

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noun sper·mato·phyte \-ˌfīt\

Definition of spermatophyte

  1. :  any of a group (Spermatophyta) of higher plants comprising those that produce seeds and including the gymnosperms and angiosperms

spermatophytic play \-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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