megasporophyll

noun
mega·​spo·​ro·​phyll | \ ˌme-gə-ˈspȯr-ə-ˌfil How to pronounce megasporophyll (audio) \

Definition of megasporophyll

: a sporophyll that develops only megasporangia

First Known Use of megasporophyll

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Megasporophyll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megasporophyll. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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