spo·​ro·​phyll ˈspȯr-ə-ˌfil How to pronounce sporophyll (audio)
: a spore-bearing and usually greatly modified leaf

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First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sporophyll was in 1888

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“Sporophyll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporophyll. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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