oophytic /oh'euh fit"ik/, adj.
/oh"euh fuyt'/, n. Bot.
the gametophyte of a moss, fern, or liverwort, resulting from the development of a fertilized egg.
[1885-90; OO- + -PHYTE]

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  • Oophyte — O [ o]*phyte, n. [Gr. w, o n an egg + fyto n a plant.] (Bot.) Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (collectively termed o[ o]phytes or O[ o]phyta), which have their sexual reproduction accomplished by motile antherozoids acting on o[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oophyte — [ō′ō fīt΄, ō′əfīt΄] n. [ OO + PHYTE] in plants undergoing alternation of generations, as ferns or mosses, that generation in which the reproductive organs are developed …   English World dictionary

  • oophyte — oo·phyte (oґo fīt) [oo + phyte] any member of the generation in the life history of mosses, ferns, etc., in which the sexual organs are produced …   Medical dictionary

  • oophyte — oo·phyte …   English syllables

  • oophyte — /ˈoʊəfaɪt/ (say ohuhfuyt) noun the plant which produces the gametes, in flowerless plants as mosses and ferns which have both sexual and asexual phases during reproduction. {oo + phyte} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • oofit — OOFÍT s.n. (biol.) Plantă în stare de ovul sau de spor. [< fr. oophyte, cf. gr. oon – ou, phyton – plantă]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  OOFÍT s. n. gametofit la unele criptogame. (< fr. oophyte) …   Dicționar Român

  • oophytic — adjective of, pertaining to or characteristic of an oophyte …   Wiktionary

  • oophytic — adjective see oophyte …   Useful english dictionary

  • o|o|phore — «OH uh fawr, fohr», noun. Obsolete. oophyte. ╂[< oo + phore] …   Useful english dictionary

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