megagametophyte

noun
mega·​ga·​me·​to·​phyte | \ ˌme-gə-gə-ˈmē-tə-ˌfīt How to pronounce megagametophyte (audio) \

Definition of megagametophyte

: the female gametophyte produced by a megaspore

First Known Use of megagametophyte

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Megagametophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megagametophyte. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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