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Definition of the noun reproductive structure
What does reproductive structure mean as a name of something?
- the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- more generic term: plant organ = a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
- more specific terms:
- agamete = an asexual reproductive cell
- fructification = organs of fruiting
- gleba = fleshy spore-bearing inner mass of e.g. a puffball or stinkhorn
- hymenium = spore-bearing layer of cells in certain fungi containing asci or basidia
- spore case / sporocarp = specialized leaf branch in certain aquatic ferns that encloses the sori or clusters of sporangia
- blossom / flower / bloom = reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
- stamen = the male reproductive organ of a flower
- anther = the part of the stamen that contains pollen
- pistil = the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma
- style = the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma
- stigma = the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
- ovary = the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
- ovule = a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant
- placenta = that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form
- placentation = arrangement of the ovules in the placenta and of the placentas in the ovary
- seed coat / episperm / testa = protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants
- endosperm = nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants
- gemma = small asexual reproductive structure in e.g. liverworts and mosses that detaches from the parent and develops into a new individual
- strobilus / strobile / cone = cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts
- basidium = a small club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the ends of minute projections
- antheridium = the male sex organ of spore-producing plants; produces antherozoids
- sporangium / spore case / spore sac = organ containing or producing spores
- ascus = saclike structure in which ascospores are formed through sexual reproduction of ascomycetes
- sporophore = a spore-bearing branch or organ: the part of the thallus of a sporophyte that develops spores
- gametangium = cell or organ in which gametes develop
- gametoecium = gametangia and surrounding bracts
- gametophore = a modified branch bearing gametangia as in the thalloid liverworts
- sorus = cluster of sporangia usually on underside of a fern frond
- sorus = a spore-producing structure in certain lichens and fungi
- fruit = the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Reproductive Structure
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A Dictionary of Science (2010)
by Elizabeth A. Martin
sporangium 778 sporangium A reproductive structure in plants that produces asexual spores. See SPOROPHYLL. spore A reproductive cell that can develop into an individual without first fusing with another reproductive cell (compare ...
A Dictionary of Biology (2015)
by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine
A reproductive structure in plants that produces asexual spores. A megasporangium produces megaspores, ...
6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby
flower The sexual reproductive structure in an ...
by John Owen Edward Clark, William Hemsley
Haploid reproductive structure formed in the sporophyte of plants. It can be widely dispersed by wind etc. and germinates to form a gametophyte. 2.
by Jill Bailey
A reproductive structure found in ferns comprising a collection of sporangia borne on a cushion of tissue termed the placenta. The placenta develops over a vein ending on the underside of a foliage leaf or on a specialized fertile leaf.
Encyclopedia of Biology (2016)
by CTI Reviews
It begins when a pollen grain adheres to the stigma of the carpel, the female reproductive structure of a flower. In molecular biology, the term double helix refers to the structure formed by doublestranded molecules of nucleic acids such as ...
by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava
An erect, columnar or branched reproductive structure of lichens bearing apothecia. e.g. Cladonia cristalella (cf. pseudopodetia). Poisoned food technique: Method of evaluating the efficacy of fungicides by poisoning ...
by E.G. Gregorich, L. W. Turchenek, M.R. Carter, Denis A. Angers
semis sur bandes travaillées strobilus A reproductive structure consisting of a number of modiÞed leaves or ovule-bearing scales grouped terminally on a stem ; ...
Online Encyclopedia (2011)
by DK Publishing
As well as learning about an organism's structure, Tubelike stamen is the biologists discover how an organism reproduces male reproductive Structure and grows, how it behaves, where it lives , ...
by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott
tentacles that form a specialized reproductive structure. spado n. [Gr. spadon, a eunuch] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In hymenopteran bees and ants, a worker or neuter individual. spanandry n. [Gr. spanios ...
by Paras Nath
Spore: A small reproductive structure produced by certain fungi and other microorganisms, capable of growing into a new individual under proper conditions; analogous to seeds of green plants; or a cell in a resident covering capable of ...
Archegonium The female, egg producing reproductive structure on the gametophytes of non-flowering land plants. The archegonium is comprised of an oogonium surrounded by protective layers of thick-walled, pigmented cells, and may be ...
by Chris Brooker
gonad n the female or male primary reproductive structure, ovary, testis— gonadal adj. gonadotrophic adj having an affinity for, or influencing, the gonads. gonadotrophins npl the gonad-stimulating hormones, e.g. follicle stimulating hormone ...
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