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Haploid: A cell that has half of the genetic material or only one chromosome of each homologous pair.

Diploid: Twice haploid

Germination: (seed plants) a plant resumes growth and development from a suspended state when the seed matured and water was abundant to begin the process.

Sporophyte: The multicellular diploid form within organism using alternation of generations. The union of gametes forms the sporophyte generation of the plant.

Gametophyte: The multicellular haploid form within organisms using alternation of generations. These plants rise from spores and produce gametes.

Rhizoids: Hair like extensions from the rhizome used by the plant to absorb water, nutrients and anchor the plant.