protophyte

noun
pro·​to·​phyte | \ ˈprōtəˌfīt \
plural -s

Definition of protophyte

1 : a plant of the Protophyta
2 : a unicellular plant — compare metaphyte

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Other Words from protophyte

protophytic \ ¦⸗⸗¦fitik \ adjective

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“Protophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protophyte. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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