macrophyte

noun
mac·​ro·​phyte | \ ˈma-krə-ˌfīt How to pronounce macrophyte (audio) \

Definition of macrophyte

: a member of the macroscopic plant life especially of a body of water

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Other Words from macrophyte

macrophytic \ ˌma-​krə-​ˈfi-​tik How to pronounce macrophytic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of macrophyte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Further, 25 lakes were in a very bad state, entirely covered with macrophytes (thus affecting the diversity of the lake) or dumped with solid or liquid waste and with little or no water. Bahar Dutt, Quartz India, "Two Indian cities lead the way in transforming concrete jungles into real jungles," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of macrophyte

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macrophyte

borrowed from German Makrophyt, from makro- macro- + -phyt -phyte

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The first known use of macrophyte was in 1903

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“Macrophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macrophyte. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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