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Meaning of GAMETOPHYTE

Pronunciation:  gu`meetu`fIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the gamete-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
 

GAMETOPHYTE is a 11 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: flora, plant, plant life

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ga*me"to*phyte\, n. [Gamete + Gr. fyto`n plant.]
(Bot.)
In the alternation of generations in plants, that generation
or phase which bears sex organs. In the lower plants, as the
alg[ae], the gametophyte is the conspicuous part of the plant
body; in mosses it is the so-called moss plant; in ferns it
is reduced to a small, early perishing body; and in seed
plants it is usually microscopic or rudimentary.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A plant, or phase of a plant's life cycle, that bears gametes.
 

 

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