gametophyte

noun ga·me·to·phyte \ gə-ˈmē-tə-ˌfīt \

Definition of gametophyte

:the haploid multicellular individual or generation of a plant or alga with alternation of generations that begins with a haploid spore, produces gametes by mitotic division, and ends with fertilization producing a diploid zygote and that constitutes the visibly dominant form in mosses and algae, exists as an independent plant body in ferns and their relatives, and is reduced to a microscopic or rudimentary state in seed plants — compare sporophyte

gametophytic

play \gə-ˌmē-tə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

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gametophyte

noun ga·me·to·phyte \ gə-ˈmēt-ə-ˌfīt \

medical Definition of gametophyte

:the individual or generation of a plant exhibiting alternation of generations that bears sex organs — compare sporophyte

gametophytic

play \-ˌmēt-ə-ˈfit-ik\ adjective

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