Spermophyte
Spermophyte Sper"mo*phyte, n. (Bot.) Any plant which produces true seeds; -- a term recently proposed to replace ph[ae]nogam. [1913 Webster]

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  • spermophyte — spermophytic /sperr meuh fit ik/, adj. /sperr meuh fuyt /, n. Bot. spermatophyte. [1890 95; < NL Spermophyta; see SPERMO , PHYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • spermophyte — sper·mo·phyte …   English syllables

  • spermophyte — sper•mo•phyte [[t]ˈspɜr məˌfaɪt[/t]] n. bot spermatophyte • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • spermophyte — /ˈspɜməfaɪt/ (say spermuhfuyt) noun → spermatophyte …   Australian English dictionary

  • spermophyte — …   Useful english dictionary

  • spermo- — a combining form of sperm1, used also with the meaning seed, germ, semen, in the formation of compound words: spermophyte. Also, esp. before a vowel, sperm . * * * …   Universalium

  • spermatophyte — sper•mat•o•phyte [[t]spɜrˈmæt əˌfaɪt[/t]] also spermophyte, n. pln any seed bearing plant, including any of the gymnosperms or angiosperms, sometimes considered as constituting the division Spermatophyta (or Spermophyta) • Etymology: 1895–1900;… …   From formal English to slang

  • spermo- — aff. a combining form of sperm I: spermophyte[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • spermo- — comb. form = SPERMATO . * * * see sperm * * * a combining form of sperm1, used also with the meaning seed, germ, semen, in the formation of compound words: spermophyte. Also, esp. before a vowel, sperm . * * * comb. form equivalent to spermato *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spermophytic — adjective see spermophyte * * * spermatophytic / fitˈik/ (also spermaˈphytic or spermoˈphytic) adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑spermato …   Useful english dictionary

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