Bacillariophyta

plural noun

Bac·​il·​la·​ri·​oph·​y·​ta
-ˈäfətə
in some classifications
: a division of plants coextensive with the class Bacillariophyceae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Bacillaria + -o- + -phyta

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bacillariophyta was in 1924

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“Bacillariophyta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bacillariophyta. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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