spermatophyte

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sper·mat·o·phyte

 (spər-măt′ə-fīt′, spûr′mə-tə-)
sper·mat′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

spermatophyte

(ˈspɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt) or

spermophyte

n
(Plants) (in traditional classifications) any plant of the major division Spermatophyta, which includes all seed-bearing plants: an angiosperm or a gymnosperm. Former name: phanerogam
spermatophytic adj

sper•mat•o•phyte

(spɜrˈmæt əˌfaɪt)

also spermophyte



n.
any seed-bearing plant, including any of the gymnosperms or angiosperms, sometimes considered as constituting the division Spermatophyta (or Spermophyta).
[1895–1900; < New Latin Spermotophyta; see spermato-, -phyte]
sper•mat`o•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.

sper·mat·o·phyte

(spər-măt′ə-fīt′)
A plant that produces seeds, such as a conifer or flowering plant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spermatophyte - plant that reproduces by means of seeds not sporesspermatophyte - plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
seedling - young plant or tree grown from a seed
balsam - any seed plant yielding balsam
gymnosperm - plants of the class Gymnospermae having seeds not enclosed in an ovary
angiosperm, flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
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spermaphyte