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sporophyte

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noun spo·ro·phyte \-ˌfīt\

Definition of sporophyte

  1. :  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 play \ˌspȯr-ə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective


Origin of sporophyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1886


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sporophyte

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noun spo·ro·phyte \-ˌfīt\

Medical Definition of sporophyte

  1. :  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

  2. spo·ro·phyt·ic \ˌspōr-ə-ˈfit-ik, ˌspȯr-\play adjective




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