megasporophyll

[meg-uh-spawr-uh-fil, -spohr-]

noun Botany.

a sporophyll producing megasporangia only.

Nearby words

  1. megasporangium,
  2. megaspore,
  3. megaspore mother cell,
  4. megasporocyte,
  5. megasporogenesis,
  6. megass,
  7. megastar,
  8. megastructure,
  9. megathere,
  10. megatherium

Origin of megasporophyll

First recorded in 1895–1900; mega- + sporophyll

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British Dictionary definitions for megasporophyll

megasporophyll

noun

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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Science definitions for megasporophyll

megasporophyll

[mĕg′ə-spôrə-fĭl′]

A leaflike structure that bears megasporangia.
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