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sporophyll

spo·ro·phyll

sporophyll

pronunciation:
spo r fihl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a leaf or leaflike structure that produces spores.
derivation: sporophyllary (adj.)
Word Parts
The word sporophyll contains the following parts:
phyll, phyllo Greek root that means leaf
spor, sporo, spori Greek root that means sowing; seed