noun sper·mato·phyte \-ˌfīt\

Definition of spermatophyte

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


play \-ˌma-tə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of spermatophyte

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

First Known Use: 1897

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