sporophyte

noun
spo·ro·phyte | \ ˈspȯr-ə-ˌfīt \

Definition of sporophyte 

: the diploid multicellular individual or generation of a plant with alternation of generations that begins from a diploid zygote and produces haploid spores by meiotic division — compare gametophyte

Other words from sporophyte

sporophytic \ˌspȯr-ə-ˈfi-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of sporophyte

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sporophyte was in 1886

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sporophyte

noun
spo·ro·phyte | \ -ˌfīt \

Medical Definition of sporophyte 

: an individual or generation of a plant exhibiting alternation of generations that bears asexual spores, is usually not clearly differentiated in algae and fungi, and in vascular plants is the conspicuous form ordinarily seen — compare gametophyte

Other words from sporophyte

sporophytic \ˌspōr-ə-ˈfit-ik, ˌspȯr- \ adjective

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