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megasporophyll

[ meg-uh-spawr-uh-fil, -spohr- ]
/ ˌmɛg əˈspɔr ə fɪl, -ˈspoʊr- /
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noun Botany.
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

megasporophyll
/ (ˌmɛɡəˈspɔːrəfɪl) /

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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Scientific definitions for megasporophyll

megasporophyll
[ mĕg′ə-spôrə-fĭl′ ]

A leaflike structure that bears megasporangia.
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