- Anophyte An"o*phyte ([a^]n"[-o]*f[imac]t), n. [Gr. 'a`nw upward (fr. 'ana` up) + fyto`n a plant, fy`ein to grow.] (Bot.) A moss or mosslike plant which cellular stems, having usually an upward growth and distinct leaves. [1913 Webster] ||
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.