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[meg-uh-spawr-uh-fil, -spohr-]
noun Botany.
  1. a sporophyll producing megasporangia only.
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Origin of megasporophyll

First recorded in 1895–1900; mega- + sporophyll
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British Dictionary definitions for megasporophyll


  1. a leaf on which the megaspores are formed: corresponds to the carpel of a flowering plantCompare microsporophyll
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Word Origin

C20: from mega- + sporophyll
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megasporophyll in Science


  1. A leaflike structure that bears megasporangia.
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