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SPOROPHYTE: Dictionary Entry and Meaning

Pronunciation:  'spowru`fIt

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: [n]  the spore-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
 
 See Also: flora, plant, plant life

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spo"ro*phyte\, n. [Spore + Gr. ? plant.] (Bot.)
In plants exhibiting alternation of generations, the
generation which bears asexual spores; -- opposed to
{gametophyte}. It is not clearly differentiated in the life
cycle of the lower plants. -- {Spo`ro*phyt"ic}, a.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A plant, or phase of a life cycle, that bears the spores formed during the sexual reproductive cycle.
  2. The diploid spore-producing phase in plants.
 

 

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