Definition of Bryophyta in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbrʌɪə(ʊ)ˈfʌɪtə/

plural noun

A division of small flowerless green plants which comprises the mosses and liverworts. They lack true roots and reproduce by spores released from a stalked capsule.
  • Division Bryophyta: classes Musci (mosses) and Hepaticae (liverworts).
Example sentences
  • Takahashi and coworkers made an extensive survey on the Si concentrations of nearly 500 plant species from Bryophyta to Angiospermae, grown under similar soil conditions.
  • An example of this is the Bryophyta, which includes liverworts, mosses and hornworts, but not the vascular plants.
  • In the ‘bryophytes’ (Hepaticophyta, Anthocerotophyta, and Bryophyta), the sporophyte plant remains small and dependent on the parent gametophyte for its entire life.


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek bruon 'moss' + phuta 'plants'.

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