- a leaflike organ bearing microsporangia.
Origin of microsporophyll
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- a leaf on which the microspores are formed: corresponds to the stamen of a flowering plantCompare megasporophyll
Word Origin for microsporophyll
C19: from micro- + sporophyll
- A leaflike structure that bears microsporangia, such as those of in the strobili of lycophytes or in the male cones of conifers. The stamens of flowering plants are highly modified microsporophylls.
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