nonvascular plant

noun

Definition of nonvascular plant

: a simple, low-growing, nonflowering plant (such as a moss or liverwort) that lacks specialized conducting channels for transporting water and nutrients and in which the photosynthetic gametophyte is the dominant stage of the life cycle

Examples of nonvascular plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only about five percent nonvascular plants like liverworts and mosses are represented in the gardens. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Botanic Gardens May Be Endangered Species’ Best Bet," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of nonvascular plant

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonvascular plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonvascular%20plant. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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