Schizophyte
Schizophyte Schiz"o*phyte, n. [Schizo- + Gr. ? a plant.] (Biol.) One of a class of vegetable organisms, in the classification of Cohn, which includes all of the inferior forms that multiply by fission, whether they contain chlorophyll or not. [1913 Webster]

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