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oophyte

[ oh-uh-fahyt ]

noun

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


oophyte

/ ˌəʊəˈfɪtɪk; ˈəʊəˌfaɪt /

noun

  1. the gametophyte in mosses, liverworts, and ferns


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Derived Forms

  • oophytic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • o·o·phyt·ic [oh-, uh, -, fit, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of oophyte1

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

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