embryophyte

noun
em·​bryo·​phyte | \ ˈem-brē-ə-ˌfīt How to pronounce embryophyte (audio) \

Definition of embryophyte

: any of a subkingdom (Embryophyta) of plants in which the embryo is retained within maternal tissue and which include the bryophytes and tracheophytes

First Known Use of embryophyte

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of embryophyte was circa 1909

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“Embryophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embryophyte. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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