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plant
a multicellular autotroph in which the embryo develops within the female parent
vascular tissue
a system of tube shaped cells that branches throughout the plant
lignin
a chemical that hardents the plants' cell walls
cuticle
coats the leaves and the other above ground parts of most plants, helping the plant body to retain water
stomata
microscopic pores in the leaf's surfice
ovaries
the protectice organ inside a flower that bears seeds
gametophyte
the haploid generation of a plant that produces gametes
sporophyte
the diploid generation of a plant that produces spores
alternation of generations
the alternation between the haploid and diploid forms
byrophytes
plants, such as moss, lacking lignin-hardened vascular tissue
pteridophytes
member of a group of seedless vascular plants with lignin-hardened support tissues that includes ferns
gymnosperm
plants that bear seeds that are "naked," or not closed in an ovary
pollen
the much-reduced male gametophytes that contain cells that develop into sperm
seed
a plant embryo packaged along with a food supply within a protective coat
ovule
structure in seed plants in which the female gametophyte develops
angiosperm
flowering plants
flower
a specialized type of plant shoot that functions in reproduction and is unique to angiosperms
stamen
the male reproductive organs of a flower
carpel
the female reproductive organs of a flower
endosperm
nutrient-strong tissue that nourishes the developing embryo of a plant
fruit
the ripened ovary of a flower