oophyte

[oh-uh-fahyt]

noun Botany.

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

Nearby words

  1. oophoron,
  2. oophoropexy,
  3. oophoroplasty,
  4. oophorostomy,
  5. oophorotomy,
  6. ooplasm,
  7. oops,
  8. oort,
  9. oort cloud,
  10. oory

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

oophyte

noun

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

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