sporophyll
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1888 a spore-bearing and usually greatly modified leaf

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  • Sporophyll — des Gewöhnlichen Tüpfelfarns mit Sporangienhaufen (Sori) auf der Unterseite. Ein Sporophyll ist ein Blatt, an dem Sporangien stehen, in denen Sporen gebildet werden. Sporophylle kommen bei den Farnen und Samenpflanzen vor. Bei den Farnen weist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sporophyll — [spō′rəfil, spôr′əfil] n. [ SPORO + PHYLL] a leaf, modified leaf, or leaflike part producing one or more sporangia sporophyllary [spō rä′fi ler΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Sporophyll — A sporophyll is a leaf that bears sporangia. Both microphylls and megaphylls can be sporophylls. In heterosporous plants, sporophylls (whether they are microphylls or megaphylls) bear either megasporangia (and thus are called megasporophylls), or …   Wikipedia

  • sporophyll — sporophyllary /spawr euh fil euh ree, spohr /, adj. /spawr euh fil, spohr /, n. Bot. a modified leaf that bears sporangia. Also, sporophyl. [1885 90; SPORO + PHYLL] * * * …   Universalium

  • sporophyll — noun The equivalent to a leaf, in ferns and mosses, that bears the sporangia …   Wiktionary

  • Sporophyll — Spo|ro|phỵll [ʃp..., sp...], das; s, e [zu griech. phýllon = Blatt] (Bot.): Sporen tragendes Blatt …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sporophyll — Spo|ro|phyll das; s, e <zu gr. phýllon »Blatt«> Sporen tragendes Blatt (Bot.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • sporophyll —   Modified leaf bearing reproductive structures.   See also megasporophyll, microsporophyll …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • sporophyll — spo·ro·phyll …   English syllables

  • sporophyll — spo•ro•phyll or spo•ro•phyl [[t]ˈspɔr ə fɪl, ˈspoʊr [/t]] n. bot a modified leaf that bears sporangia • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

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