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

sporophytic

play \ˌspȯr-ə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

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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

sporophytic

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

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