Definition of Chlorophyta in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɔːrə(ʊ)ˌfʌɪtə/
Pronunciation: /ˈklɒrə(ʊ)ˌfʌɪtə/

plural noun

A division of lower plants that comprises the green algae. They are frequently treated as a phylum of the kingdom Protista.
Example sentences
  • Taking the Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta together, algae display a level of variation exceeding 1300-fold, although within any of these groups the range is between only 9-and 200-fold.
  • Nuclear DNA content estimates have been published for fewer than 1% of the described species of Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta.
  • The green algae are divided into the phyla Streptophyta and Chlorophyta.


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek khlōros 'green' + phuton 'plant'.

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