bryophyte

noun
bryo·​phyte | \ˈbrī-ə-ˌfīt \

Definition of bryophyte 

: any of a division (Bryophyta) of nonflowering plants comprising the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts

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bryophytic \ˌbrī-​ə-​ˈfi-​tik \ adjective

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Anthocerotae Anthocerotae, also known as hornworts, are the third type of bryophyte. Kevin Espiritu For Partselect.com, Good Housekeeping, "How And Why You Should Try Growing Moss In Your Garden," 29 Aug. 2017 Oishi said humid cities where moss thrives could benefit most from using bryophytes – a collective term for mosses, hornworts and liverworts – as bioindicators, adding moss could be monitored in its natural environment or cultivated for analysis. Sophie Hares, The Christian Science Monitor, "Moss could be used to monitor urban pollution, Japanese scientists say," 21 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of bryophyte

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bryophyte

ultimately from Greek bryon + phyton plant; akin to Greek phyein to bring forth — more at be

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The first known use of bryophyte was in 1878

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