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

noun, Botany.
a leaflike organ bearing microsporangia.
a leaf on which the microspores are formed: corresponds to the stamen of a flowering plant Compare megasporophyll
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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