spermatophyte

spermatophyte

[spur-mat-uh-fahyt, spur-muh-tuh-]
noun
any of the Spermatophyta, a primary division or group of plants comprising those that bear seeds.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin Spermotophyta; see spermato-, -phyte

spermatophytic [spur-muh-tuh-fit-ik, spur-mat-uh-] , adjective
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spermatophyte or spermophyte (ˈspɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt)
 
n
Former name: phanerogam (in traditional classifications) any plant of the major division Spermatophyta, which includes all seed-bearing plants: an angiosperm or a gymnosperm
 
spermophyte or spermophyte
 
n
 
spermatophytic or spermophyte
 
adj

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spermatophyte   (spər-māt'ə-fīt')  Pronunciation Key 
See seed-bearing plant.
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