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sporophyte

noun spo·ro·phyte \-ˌfīt\

Definition of SPOROPHYTE

:  the diploid multicellular individual or generation of a plant with alternation of generations that begins from a diploid zygote and produces haploid spores by meiotic division — compare gametophyte
spo·ro·phyt·ic \ˌspr-ə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective
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Origin of SPOROPHYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1886
Medical Dictionary

sporophyte

noun spo·ro·phyte \-ˌfīt\

Medical Definition of SPOROPHYTE

:  an individual or generation of a plant exhibiting alternation of generations that bears asexual spores, is usually not clearly differentiated in algae and fungi, and in vascular plants is the conspicuous form ordinarily seen—compare gametophyte
spo·ro·phyt·ic \ˌspōr-ə-ˈfit-ik, ˌspr-\ adjective

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