Definition of thallophyte in English:
A plant that consists of a thallus.
- From the mid 17th century, the meaning changed to that now current, by which yeast refers to a single-celled plant, a thallophyte and one of the lowest members of the vegetable kingdom along with algae, lichens, and fungi.
- The dark phosphate bed of Weng'an contains a well-preserved, diverse floral assemblage including multicellular thallophytes, acritarchs, and cyanophytes.
- The plant form of the thallophytes is an undifferentiated thallus lacking true roots, stems, and leaves.
- Example sentences
- They found that water in the pond had a dark green color due to the limited oxygen content which led to an excessive presence of thallophytic plants and seaweed.
- This relationship required water for fertilization, so this group grew close to the ground, often preserving the thallophytic structure.
- Fungicides, on the other hand, are employed to protect crops and other desirable vegetation from fungi, such as rusts, mildew, scale, smuts, and other deleterious thallophytic growths.
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