|Compare megasporophyll a leaf on which the microspores are formed: corresponds to the stamen of a flowering plant|
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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.