noun bryo·phyte \ˈbrī-ə-ˌfīt\

Definition of bryophyte

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


play \ˌbrī-ə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of bryophyte

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

First Known Use: 1878

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