thallophyte

noun
thal·​lo·​phyte | \ ˈtha-lə-ˌfīt How to pronounce thallophyte (audio) \

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

Other Words from thallophyte

thallophytic \ ˌtha-​lə-​ˈfi-​tik How to pronounce thallophyte (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of thallophyte

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thallophyte

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

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“Thallophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thallophyte. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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