oophyte

oophyte

[oh-uh-fahyt]
noun Botany.
the gametophyte of a moss, fern, or liverwort, resulting from the development of a fertilized egg.

Origin:
1885–90; oo- + -phyte

oophytic [oh-uh-fit-ik] , adjective
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oophyte (ˈəʊəˌfaɪt)
 
n
the gametophyte in mosses, liverworts, and ferns
 
oophytic
 
adj

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