thallophyte


thal·lo·phyte

noun \ˈtha-lə-ˌfīt\

Definition of THALLOPHYTE

:  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 \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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