bryophyte


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bry·o·phyte

 (brī′ə-fīt′)
n.
Any of numerous photosynthetic, chiefly terrestrial, nonvascular plants that reproduce by spores, including the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. These three groups together formerly made up the division Bryophyta, which is now restricted to the mosses alone.

[New Latin Bryophyta, division name : bryo- + -phyte.]

bry′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

bryophyte

(ˈbraɪəˌfaɪt)
n
(Plants) any plant of the phyla Bryophyta (mosses), Hepatophyta (liverworts), or Anthocerophyta (hornworts), having stems and leaves but lacking true vascular tissue and roots and reproducing by spores
[C19: New Latin, from Greek bruon moss + -phyte]
bryophytic adj

bry•o•phyte

(ˈbraɪ əˌfaɪt)

n.
any of the Bryophyta, a phylum of nonvascular plants comprising the true mosses and liverworts.
[1875–80; < New Latin Bryophyta; see bryo-, -phyte]
bry`o•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.

bry·o·phyte

(brī′ə-fīt′)
A member of a large group of seedless green plants that live on land and lack tissues (known as vascular tissues) that circulate water and dissolved nutrients. Bryophytes include the mosses and liverworts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bryophyte - any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta
Bryophyta, division Bryophyta - a division of nonflowering plants characterized by rhizoids rather than true roots and having little or no organized vascular tissue and showing alternation of generations between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing forms; comprises true mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida)
moss - tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants
hepatic, liverwort - any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
nonvascular organism - organisms without vascular tissue: e.g. algae, lichens, fungi, mosses
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