spermatophyte

noun
sper·​mato·​phyte | \ (ˌ)spər-ˈma-tə-ˌfīt How to pronounce spermatophyte (audio) \

Definition of spermatophyte

: any of a group (Spermatophyta) of higher plants comprising those that produce seeds and including the gymnosperms and angiosperms

Other Words from spermatophyte

spermatophytic \ (ˌ)spər-​ˌma-​tə-​ˈfi-​tik How to pronounce spermatophyte (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of spermatophyte

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spermatophyte

ultimately from New Latin spermat- + Greek phyton plant — more at phyto-

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“Spermatophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermatophyte. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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