nematophyton

noun
nem·​a·​toph·​y·​ton | \ ˌneməˈtäfəˌtän \
plural -s

Definition of nematophyton

: a large branching fossil plant found in Devonian rocks, believed to be a thallophyte, and often considered to offer evidence of a relationship between brown algae and vascular plants

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History and Etymology for nematophyton

New Latin, from nemat- + Greek phyton plant

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“Nematophyton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nematophyton. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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