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oophyte

[ oh-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈoʊ əˌfaɪt /
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noun Botany.

the gametophyte of a moss, fern, or liverwort, resulting from the development of a fertilized egg.

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Origin of oophyte

First recorded in 1885–90; oo- + -phyte

OTHER WORDS FROM oophyte

o·o·phyt·ic [oh-uh-fit-ik], /ˌoʊ əˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oophyte

oophyte
/ (ˈəʊəˌfaɪt) /

noun

the gametophyte in mosses, liverworts, and ferns

Derived forms of oophyte

oophytic (ˌəʊəˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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