[ meg-uh-spawr-uh-fil, -spohr- ]
/ ˌmɛg əˈspɔr ə fɪl, -ˈspoʊr- /
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a sporophyll producing megasporangia only.
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British Dictionary definitions for megasporophyll
/ (ˌmɛɡəˈspɔːrəfɪl) /
a leaf on which the megaspores are formed: corresponds to the carpel of a flowering plantCompare microsporophyll
Word Origin for megasporophyll
C20: from mega- + sporophyll
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Scientific definitions for megasporophyll
[ mĕg′ə-spôr′ə-fĭl′ ]
A leaflike structure that bears megasporangia.
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