Definition of higher plants in English:

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higher plants

plural noun

Plants of relatively complex or advanced characteristics, especially vascular plants (including flowering plants).
Example sentences
  • In contrast to higher plants, lichens and mosses are capable of tolerating full dehydration.
  • Most higher plants possess the ability to reconstitute their vascular tissues after relatively severe wounding.
  • Nitrogen is one of the major growth-limiting nutrients for plants, and its source in most higher plants is nitrate taken up through roots.

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Syllabification: high·er plants

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