Definition of cyanophyte in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈsīənəˌfīt/ Pronunciation: /sīˈanə-/


A microorganism of the division Cyanobacteria.
Example sentences
  • A sudden change of the dominant algae population from cyanophytes to dinoflagellates occurred in 1977-1978.
  • The dark phosphate bed of Weng'an contains a well-preserved, diverse floral assemblage including multicellular thallophytes, acritarchs, and cyanophytes.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cy·a·no·phyte

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.