mi·​cro·​spo·​ro·​phyll ˌmī-krə-ˈspȯr-ə-ˌfil How to pronounce microsporophyll (audio)
: a sporophyll that develops only microsporangia

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microsporophyll was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near microsporophyll

Cite this Entry

“Microsporophyll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microsporophyll. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on microsporophyll

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!