Microsporophyll



[mahy-kruh-spawr-uh-fil, -spohr-] /ˌmaɪ krəˈspɔr ə fɪl, -ˈspoʊr-/

noun, Botany.
1.
a leaflike organ bearing microsporangia.
/ˌmaɪkrəʊˈspɔːrəfɪl/
noun
1.
a leaf on which the microspores are formed: corresponds to the stamen of a flowering plant Compare megasporophyll
microsporophyll
(mī’krə-spôr’ə-fĭl’)
A leaflike structure that bears microsporangia, such as those of in the strobili of lycophytes or in the male cones of conifers. The stamens of flowering plants are highly modified microsporophylls.

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