plural noun
Bac·​il·​la·​ri·​oph·​y·​ta | \ -ˈäfətə \

Definition of Bacillariophyta

in some classifications
: a division of plants coextensive with the class Bacillariophyceae

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First Known Use of Bacillariophyta

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bacillariophyta

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

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“Bacillariophyta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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