sporophytic

sporophyte

[spawr-uh-fahyt, spohr-]
noun Botany.
the form of a plant in the alternation of generations that produces asexual spores.
Compare gametophyte.


Origin:
1885–90; sporo- + -phyte

sporophytic [spawr-uh-fit-ik, spohr-] , adjective
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sporophyte (ˈspɔːrəʊˌfaɪt, ˈspɒ-)
 
n
Compare gametophyte the diploid form of plants that have alternation of generations. It develops from a zygote and produces asexual spores
 
sporophytic
 
adj

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sporophyte  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (spôr'ə-fīt')  Pronunciation Key 
Among organisms which display an alternation of generations (such as plants, fungi, and certain algae), the individual diploid organism that produces spores. A sporophyte develops from an embryo resulting from the union of two gametes. Each of its cells has two sets of chromosomes, as opposed to the haploid gametophyte generation. See more at alternation of generations, gametophyte.

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