plural noun
Schi·​zoph·​y·​ta | \ skə̇ˈzäfətə \

Definition of Schizophyta

in some classifications
: a division comprising the blue-green algae and bacteria (classes Myxophyceae and Schizomycetes) and characterized by unicellular or loosely colonial and often filamentous organization, by lack of a readily identifiable condensed nucleus, and by reproduction chiefly or wholly by fission

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Other Words from Schizophyta

schizophytic \ ¦skizə¦fitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for Schizophyta

New Latin, from schiz- + -phyta

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“Schizophyta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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