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spermatophyte

[spur-mat-uh-fahyt, spur-muh-tuh-] /spɜrˈmæt əˌfaɪt, ˈspɜr mə tə-/
noun
1.
any of the Spermatophyta, a primary division or group of plants comprising those that bear seeds.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Neo-Latin Spermotophyta; see spermato-, -phyte
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spermatophytic
[spur-muh-tuh-fit-ik, spur-mat-uh-] /ˌspɜr mə təˈfɪt ɪk, spɜrˌmæt ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spermatophyte

spermatophyte

/ˈspɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
(in traditional classifications) any plant of the major division Spermatophyta, which includes all seed-bearing plants: an angiosperm or a gymnosperm Former name phanerogam
Derived Forms
spermatophytic (ˌspɜːmətəʊˈfɪtɪk) adjective
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spermatophyte in Science
spermatophyte
  (spər-māt'ə-fīt')   
See seed-bearing plant.
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