Microphyte Mi"cro*phyte, n. [Micro- + Gr. ? a plant: cf. F. microphyte.] (Bot.) A very minute plant, one of certain unicellular alg[ae], such as the germs of various infectious diseases are believed to be. [1913 Webster]

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  • microphyte — [mikʀɔfit] n. f. ÉTYM. 1868; de micro , et phyte. ❖ ♦ Biol. Végétal microscopique unicellulaire …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • microphyte — [mī′krō fīt΄, mī΄krəfīt΄] n. [ MICRO + PHYTE] any microscopically small plant microphytic [mī′krōfit′ik, mī΄krəfit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Microphyte — The microalgae Nannochloropsis sp., viewed under a light microscope Microphytes or microalgae are microscopic algae, typically found in freshwater and marine systems. [1] They are unicellular species which exist individually, or in chains or gr …   Wikipedia

  • microphyte — microphytic /muy kreuh fit ik/, adj. /muy kreuh fuyt /, n. a microscopic plant. [1860 65; MICRO + PHYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • microphyte — noun Any microscopic plant or alga …   Wiktionary

  • microphyte — mi·cro·phyte mī krə .fīt n a microscopic plant (as a bacterium, fungus, or alga) mi·cro·phyt·ic .mī krə fit ik adj * * * mi·cro·phyte (miґkro fīt) [micro + phyte] a microscopic vegetable organism. Cf. microzoon …   Medical dictionary

  • microphyte — (mi kro fi t ) s. m. Végétal extrêmement petit. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Micro..., et terme grec signifiant végétal …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • microphyte — mi·cro·phyte …   English syllables

  • microphyte — /ˈmaɪkroʊfaɪt/ (say muykrohfuyt) noun 1. a microscopic plant, especially a parasite. 2. a plant dwarfed by poor nourishment …   Australian English dictionary

  • microphyte —   n. microscopic vegetable organism.    ♦ microphytal,    ♦ microphytic,, a.    ♦ microphytology, n. study of these …   Dictionary of difficult words

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