oophyte

noun oo·phyte \ˈōəˌfīt\

Definition of oophyte

plural

-s

  1. :  the sexual generation in the life cycle of an archegoniate plant (as a moss, fern, liverwort) :  the stage in which sexual organs are developed — compare gametophyte, sporophyte

oophytic

\¦ōə¦fitik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of oophyte

o- + -phyte


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