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 adjective

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  • 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

  • spermatophyte — [spʉr′mə tōfīt΄] n. [ SPERMATO + PHYTE] any seed bearing plant spermatophytic [sʉr΄mə tōfit′ik, spər mat΄əfit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • spermatophyte — ● spermaphyte ou spermatophyte nom masculin Nom d embranchement donné aux plantes supérieures à graines. ● spermaphyte ou spermatophyte (synonymes) nom masculin Nom d embranchement donné aux plantes supérieures à graines. Synonymes : phanérogame …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Spermatophyte — Taxobox name = Seed Plants image width = 200px image caption = Welwitschia mirabilis a member of the Gnetophyta fossil range = Devonian? or earlier to recent regnum = Plantae subdivision ranks = Divisions subdivision = *Pinophyta *Cycadophyta… …   Wikipedia

  • Spermatophyte — Spermatophyta Spermatophytes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spermatophyte — Division of the plant kingdom, consisting of plants that reproduce by means of seeds …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 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

  • spermatophyte — noun Any plant that bears seeds rather than spores …   Wiktionary

  • spermatophyte — [ spə:mətə(ʊ)ˌfʌɪt, spə mat ] noun Botany a plant of a large division that comprises those that bear seeds, including the gymnosperms and angiosperms …   English new terms dictionary

  • spermatophyte —   Any seed bearing plant, including all gymnosperms and angiosperms …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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