tracheophyte

noun
tra·​cheo·​phyte | \ ˈtrā-kē-ə-ˌfīt How to pronounce tracheophyte (audio) \

Definition of tracheophyte

: any of a division (Tracheophyta) comprising green plants (such as ferns and seed plants) with a vascular system that contains tracheids : vascular plant

First Known Use of tracheophyte

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tracheophyte

New Latin Tracheophyta, from trache- + Greek phyton plant; akin to Greek phyein to bring forth — more at be

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“Tracheophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tracheophyte. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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