gametophyte

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From gameto- +‎ -phyte (plant)

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gametophyte (plural gametophytes)

  1. (botany) A plant (or the haploid phase in its life cycle) which produces gametes by mitosis in order to produce a zygote.
    • 2018, Susannah Lydon, The Guardian, 25 May:
      In liverworts like Marchantia, which lives in most soggy places worldwide, the gametophyte is the dominant phase – the thing you would think of as the plant.

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