Definition of Microgametophyte

1. Noun. The male gametophyte produced by a microspore.

Generic synonyms: Gametophyte



Definition of Microgametophyte

1. Noun. (biology) Any gametophyte that develops from a microspore ¹

2. Noun. (biology) A male gametophyte ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Microgametophyte

1. A plant body or cell lineage, formed by vegetative growth of the microspore, that produces the male gametes of a heterosporous plant. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microgametophyte

microfortnights
microfossil
microfossils
microfractionated
microfracture
microfractures
microfugal
microfuge
microfungi
microfungus
microgame
microgames
microgamete
microgametes
microgametophyte (current term)
microgametophytes
microgamy
microgastria
microgastroid
microgastroids
microgauss
microgel
microgels
microgeneration
microgenerator
microgenerators
microgeneses
microgenesis

Literary usage of Microgametophyte

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The wind-borne micro- spore (or rather young microgametophyte) that happens to fall into the micropyle of the integument appears in some of the fossil forms ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1919)
"The difference is brought about, not during chromosome reduction, but in the final division in the microgametophyte, and has no apparent parallel, ..."

3. Annual Report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society by Wisconsin State Horticultural Society (1903)
"microgametophyte the botanist calls it; a big name for a little thing, but then it produces a tremendous effect. And now let us refer to this pollen grain ..."

4. Botanisches Zentralblatt by Botanischer Verein in München, Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, Berlin (1908)
"V. p. 127—131.) IV. Morphologie, Befruchtung, Tératologie, Cytologie. Cf. II. Borthwick. Jeffrey, EC and MA Chrysler. 1907. The microgametophyte of the ..."

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