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thallophyte

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noun thal·lo·phyte \ˈtha-lə-ˌfīt\

Definition of thallophyte

  1. :  any of a group of plants or plantlike organisms (as algae and fungi) that lack differentiated stems, leaves, and roots and that were formerly classified as a primary division (Thallophyta) of the plant kingdom

thal·lo·phyt·ic play \ˌtha-lə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective


Origin of thallophyte

ultimately from Greek thallos + phyton plant — more at phyt-


First Known Use: 1854


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