bryophyte
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek bryon + phyton plant; akin to Greek phyein to bring forth — more at be Date: 1878 any of a division (Bryophyta) of nonflowering plants comprising the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts • bryophytic adjective

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  • bryophyte — ryophyte n. any of numerous plants of the division {Bryophyta}. Syn: nonvascular plant. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bryophyte — ● bryophyte nom féminin Plante terrestre ou d eau douce dépourvue de vaisseaux mais pouvant avoir des feuilles et caractérisée par l importance de la phase à n chromosomes (haplophase) dans le cycle reproductif, telle que les mousses et les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bryophyte — Mod.L. Bryophyta (1864), from bryos moss + phyton plant (see PHYTO (Cf. phyto )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bryophyte — [brī′ō fīt΄, brī′əfīt΄] n. [< ModL < Gr bryon, moss + PHYTE] any of a division (Bryophyta) of plants consisting of the mosses and liverworts bryophytic [brī′əfit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • bryophyte — bryophytic /bruy euh fit ik/, adj. /bruy euh fuyt /, n. Bot. any of the Bryophyta, a phylum of nonvascular plants comprising the true mosses and liverworts. [1875 80; < NL Bryophyta name of the group; see BRYO , PHYTE] * * * Any of the green,… …   Universalium

  • Bryophyte — Bryophytes are all embryophytes ( land plants ) that are non vascular: they have tissues and enclosed reproductive systems, but they lack vascular tissue that circulates liquids. They neither have flowers nor produce seeds, reproducing via spores …   Wikipedia

  • Bryophyte — Bryophytes Eu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bryophyte — noun A member of the Bryophyta (in the broadest sense). Any plant in which the gametophyte (haploid) stage of the lifecycle is the larger, persistent stage, and the sporophyte (diploid) stage is small and dependent upon the gametophyte.… …   Wiktionary

  • bryophyte — [ brʌɪə(ʊ)fʌɪt] noun Botany a small flowerless green plant of the division Bryophyta, which comprises the mosses and liverworts. Origin from mod. L. Bryophyta, from Gk bruon moss + phuta plants …   English new terms dictionary

  • bryophyte — bry·o·phyte …   English syllables

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