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noun Botany.
  1. 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
Related formso·o·phyt·ic [oh-uh-fit-ik] /ˌoʊ əˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oophyte


  1. the gametophyte in mosses, liverworts, and ferns
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Derived Formsoophytic (ˌəʊəˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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