sporophylls

sporophyll

[spawr-uh-fil, spohr-]
noun Botany.
a modified leaf that bears sporangia.
Also, sporophyl.


Origin:
1885–90; sporo- + -phyll

sporophyllary [spawr-uh-fil-uh-ree, spohr-] , adjective
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sporophyll or sporophyl (ˈspɔːrəʊfɪl, ˈspɒ-, ˈspɔːrəʊfɪl, ˈspɒ-)
 
n
megasporophyll See also microsporophyll a leaf in ferns and other spore-bearing plants that bears the sporangia
 
sporophyl or sporophyl
 
n

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sporophyll   (spôr'ə-fĭl')  Pronunciation Key 
A leaf or leaflike organ that bears sporangia.
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