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

Definition of Bacillariophyta

in some classifications

  1. :  a division of plants coextensive with the class Bacillariophyceae

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Origin and Etymology of bacillariophyta

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

First Known Use: 1924

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capable of being understood in two ways

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