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sporophyll

[spawr-uh-fil, spohr-] /ˈspɔr ə fɪl, ˈspoʊr-/
noun, Botany
1.
a modified leaf that bears sporangia.
Also, sporophyl.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; sporo- + -phyll
Related forms
sporophyllary
[spawr-uh-fil-uh-ree, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈfɪl ə ri, ˌspoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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sporophyll

/ˈspɔːrəʊfɪl; ˈspɒ-/
noun
1.
a leaf in ferns and other spore-bearing plants that bears the sporangia See also megasporophyll, microsporophyll
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sporophyl in Science
sporophyll
  (spôr'ə-fĭl')   
A leaf or leaflike organ that bears sporangia.
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