thallophyte

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noun thal·lo·phyte \ ˈtha-lə-ˌfīt \

Definition of thallophyte

:any of a group of plants or plantlike organisms (such as algae and fungi) that lack differentiated stems, leaves, and roots and that were formerly classified as a primary division (Thallophyta) of the plant kingdom

thallophytic

play \ˌtha-lə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of thallophyte

ultimately from Greek thallos + phyton plant — more at phyt-


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