microsporophyll

microsporophyll

[mahy-kruh-spawr-uh-fil, -spohr-]
noun Botany.
a leaflike organ bearing microsporangia.

Origin:
1890–95; micro- + sporophyll

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microsporophyll (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈspɔːrəfɪl)
 
n
Compare megasporophyll a leaf on which the microspores are formed: corresponds to the stamen of a flowering plant
 
[C19: from micro- + sporophyll]

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microsporophyll   (mī'krə-spôr'ə-fĭl')  Pronunciation Key 
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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