Definition of Megagametophyte

1. Noun. The female gametophyte produced by the megaspore of a plant that produces both microspore and megaspores.

Generic synonyms: Gametophyte



Definition of Megagametophyte

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

2. Noun. (biology) A female gametophyte ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Megagametophyte

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Medical Definition of Megagametophyte

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Megagametophyte

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megafortune
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megagametophyte (current term)
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megahero

Literary usage of Megagametophyte

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The megagametophyte begins to form long before the sporangium reaches maturity and opens. In some fossil species this development proceeded so far that the ..."

2. Essentials of College Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey, Ernst Athearn Bessey (1914)
"If properly made a slice will be removed from each side of the megagametophyte which can be removed with a portion of the ..."

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