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sporophyte

spo·ro·phyte

sporophyte

pronunciation:
spo r faIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: in a plant that undergoes alternation of generations, the form that is produced by a fertilized egg and in turn produces spores. (Cf. gametophyte.)
derivation: sporophytic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word sporophyte contains the following parts:
phyt, phyto, -phyte Greek root that means plant; plant growth
spor, sporo, spori Greek root that means sowing; seed