[ spawr-uh-fil, spohr- ]
/ ˈspɔr ə fɪl, ˈspoʊr- /
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a modified leaf that bears sporangia.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sporophyllspo·ro·phyl·la·ry [spawr-uh-fil-uh-ree, spohr-], /ˌspɔr əˈfɪl ə ri, ˌspoʊr-/, adjective
Words nearby sporophyll
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Example sentences from the Web for sporophyll
The sporophyll was radially extended, and along it the large sausage-shaped sporangia were attached (see fig. 98).Ancient Plants|Marie C. Stopes
British Dictionary definitions for sporophyll
/ (ˈspɔːrəʊfɪl, ˈspɒ-) /
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Scientific definitions for sporophyll
[ spôr′ə-fĭl′ ]
A leaf or leaflike organ that bears sporangia.
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