spermatophytic
adjective see spermatophyte

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • Spermatophytic — Spermatophyte Sper ma*to phyte , n. Any plant of the phylum Spermatophyta. {Sper ma*to*phyt ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spermatophytic — See spermatophyte. * * * …   Universalium

  • spermatophytic — sper·mato·phyt·ic …   English syllables

  • spermatophyte — spermatophytic /sperr meuh teuh fit ik, sperr mat euh /, adj. /sperr mat euh fuyt , sperr meuh teuh /, n. any of the Spermatophyta, a primary division or group of plants comprising those that bear seeds. [1895 1900; < NL Spermotophyta; see… …   Universalium

  • spermaphytic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|fid.ik adjective Etymology: spermaphyte + ic : spermatophytic * * * spermatophytic / fitˈik/ (also spermaˈphytic or spermoˈphytic) adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑spermato …   Useful english dictionary

  • spermatophyte — noun Etymology: ultimately from New Latin spermat + Greek phyton plant more at phyt Date: 1897 any of a group (Spermatophyta) of higher plants comprising those that produce seeds and including the gymnosperms and angiosperms • spermatophytic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lower vascular plant — ▪ biology Introduction formerly  pteridophyte,  also called  vascular cryptogam,         any of the spore bearing vascular plants, including the ferns, club mosses, spike mosses, quillworts, horsetails, and whisk ferns. Once considered of the… …   Universalium

  • spore — 1. The asexual or sexual reproductive body of fungi or sporozoan protozoa. 2. A cell of a plant lower in organization than the seed bearing spermatophytic plants. 3. A resistant form of certain species of bacteria …   Medical dictionary

  • spermatophyte — /ˈspɜmətoʊˌfaɪt/ (say spermuhtoh.fuyt) noun any of the Spermatophyta, a primary division or group of plants embracing those that bear seeds. –spermatophytic /ˌspɜmətoʊˈfɪtɪk/ (say .spermuhtoh fitik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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