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bryophyte

Syllabification: bry·o·phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈbrīəˌfīt
 
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Definition of bryophyte in English:

noun

Botany
A small flowerless green plant of the division Bryophyta, which comprises the mosses and liverworts.
Example sentences
  • For the last category, we used aligned sequences of the five genes of a lycopod and a bryophyte.
  • These features also occur in spores of bryophytes and some pteridophytes.
  • Simple trichomes are present on aerial surfaces of most angiosperms and on some gymnosperms and bryophytes.

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