Thallophyta

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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Origin and Etymology of thallophyta

New Latin, from thall- + -phyta


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