Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta

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Synonyms of Bryophyte

nonvascular plant

Alternate forms of Bryophyte

Hyponyms: hepatic, liverwort, moss

Hypernyms: nonvascular organism

Origin of the word Bryophyte

  1. Mod.L. Bryophyta (1864), from bryos "moss" + phyton "plant" (see phyto-). more

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