-spermae

noun plural combining form

-sper·​mae
ˈspər(ˌ)mē,
-pə̄(-,
-pəi(-,
-ˌmī
variants or -spermeae
-mēˌē,
-mēˌī
: one having (such) a seed or germ
in higher taxa in botany
Angiospermae
Gymnospermae
Rhodospermeae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from -spermae, feminine plural of -spermus -spermous

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“-spermae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-spermae. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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