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microsporophyll

[mahy-kruh-spawr-uh-fil, -spohr-] /ˌmaɪ krəˈspɔr ə fɪl, -ˈspoʊr-/
noun, Botany
1.
a leaflike organ bearing microsporangia.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; micro- + sporophyll
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microsporophyll

/ˌmaɪkrəʊˈspɔːrəfɪl/
noun
1.
a leaf on which the microspores are formed: corresponds to the stamen of a flowering plant Compare megasporophyll
Word Origin
C19: from micro- + sporophyll
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microsporophyll in Science
microsporophyll
  (mī'krə-spôr'ə-fĭl')   
A leaflike structure that bears microsporangia, such as those of in the strobili of lycophytes or in the male cones of conifers. The stamens of flowering plants are highly modified microsporophylls.
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