Thallophyte Thal"lo*phyte, n. [Gr. ? young shoot + -phyte.] 1. (Bot.) A plant belonging to the Thallophyta. -- {Thal`lo*phyt"ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Bot.) Same as {Thallogen}. [1913 Webster]

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