Definition of Microsporophyll

1. Noun. In non-flowering plants, a sporophyll that bears only microsporangia.

Generic synonyms: Sporophyl, Sporophyll



Definition of Microsporophyll

1. Noun. a leaflike organ that bears one or more microsporangia (contrast megasporophyll) ¹

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Definition of Microsporophyll

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Medical Definition of Microsporophyll

1. A specialised leaf upon (or in the axil of) which one or more microsporangia are borne. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microsporophyll

microspore
microsporea
microspores
microsporic
microsporida
microsporidia
microsporidian
microsporidian keratoconjunctivitis
microsporidians
microsporidiasis
microsporidiosis
microsporocyte
microsporocytes
microsporophyll (current term)
microsporophylls
microsporous
microspot
microspots
microstamped
microstamping
microstate
microstates
microstethophone
microstethoscope
microsthene
microsthenes
microsthenic

Literary usage of Microsporophyll

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1. The Anatomy of Woody Plants by Edward Charles Jeffrey (1917)
"(a) longitudinal, (b) transverse, section of wood of bundle in microsporophyll of Ginkgo. sporophyll, while the strands of phloem turn outward, ..."

2. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"In other words, the microsporophyll consists of a filament bearing a ... The gradual differentiation of the microsporophyll, wliich can be —my Fio. 296. ..."

3. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"It seems that the most primitive type of microsporophyll among Gymnosperms must be that displayed by Cycas and its related genera, ..."

4. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1921)
"It is interpreted as a microsporophyll, elliptical in form and about 11 X 21 mm, in size, ... It is considered to represent the microsporophyll of either ..."

5. Nature and Development of Plants by Carlton Clarence Curtis (1918)
"28, microsporophyll enlarged, showing sporangia arranged in sori. ... 2D, microsporophyll of Cycas. 3, cross-section of a strobilus of Zamia, ..."

6. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"It seems that the most primitive type of microsporophyll among ... known some light will be thrown upon the evolution of the microsporophyll in Gymnosperms. ..."

7. Elementary Studies in Botany by John Merle Coulter (1913)
"... observe also the integument at the top of the ovule with its passage way (micropyle) to the nucellus. microsporophyll, the cone which bears ..."

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