plural noun
Thal·​loph·​y·​ta | \ thəˈläfətə \

Definition of Thallophyta

in former classifications
: a primary division of the plant kingdom that consists of plants with single-celled sex organs or with many-celled sex organs of which all cells give rise to gametes, that is now commonly considered to be a heterogeneous assemblage, and that when recognized comprises the Algae and Fungi

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New Latin, from thall- + -phyta

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“Thallophyta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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