Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: any of a division (Tracheophyta) comprising green plants (such as ferns and seed plants) with a vascular system that contains tracheids or tracheary elements
1937, in the meaning defined above
New Latin Tracheophyta, from trache- + Greek phyton plant; akin to Greek phyein to bring forth — more at be
Keep scrolling for more
Resources for tracheophyte
Time Traveler for tracheophyte
See more words from the same year
More from Merriam-Webster on tracheophyte
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about tracheophyte
Comments on tracheophyte
What made you want to look up tracheophyte? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
something that serves to warn or remind
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Difficult Vocab Quiz
Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
What exactly is the 'it' being sufficed?
Taking a usage peeve to task
You can't shut them up, but you can label them
The complaint comes first; the suit follows.
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Another round of challenging vocab!
(Secret October WOTD Quiz)
A game of winding words.