tra·​cheo·​phyte ˈtrā-kē-ə-ˌfīt How to pronounce tracheophyte (audio)
: any of a division (Tracheophyta) comprising green plants (such as ferns and seed plants) with a vascular system that contains tracheids : vascular plant

Word History


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

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tracheophyte was in 1937

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“Tracheophyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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