Definition of chlorophyte in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklôrəfīt/


Botany A lower plant of the division Chlorophyta, which comprises the green algae.
Example sentences
  • The plastids of rhodophytes, chlorophytes, and glaucophytes are surrounded by two membranes and probably directly derived from a cyanobacterial ancestor and are thus called primary plastids.
  • The upstream and freshwater sections of these rivers are dominated by an assemblage of chlorophytes, diatoms, and cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacteria).
  • In general, diatoms and chlorophytes had much higher biovolume than cyanobacteria and chrysophytes.

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Syllabification: chlo·ro·phyte

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