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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.
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Adj.1.bryophytic - relating to plants of the division Bryophyta
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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