Definition of Bryophyte

1. Noun. Any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta.

Exact synonyms: Nonvascular Plant
Group relationships: Bryophyta, Division Bryophyta
Specialized synonyms: Moss, Hepatic, Liverwort
Generic synonyms: Nonvascular Organism



Definition of Bryophyte

1. Noun. (botany) 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. Bryophytes include mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bryophyte

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Medical Definition of Bryophyte

1. Any primitive plant in the division Bryophyta, includes liverworts, mosses, and hornworts. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bryophyte

bruxists
bruxomania
bryalean
bryanthus
brynge
bryological
bryologies
bryologist
bryologists
bryology
bryonies
bryonin
bryony
bryophyllum
bryophyllums
bryophyte (current term)
bryophytes
bryophytic
bryostatin
bryozoa
bryozoan
bryozoans
bryozoon
bryozoum
brötchen
brötchens
buaki
buansuah
buansuahs
buat

Literary usage of Bryophyte

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1. General Biology: A Book of Outlines and Practical Studies for the General by James George Needham (1910)
"An examination of bryophyte characters. Materials needed: Fresh green specimens of ... bryophyte ..."

2. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"As one traces the evolution of the bryophyte ... we are largely influenced by the fact that the bryophyte sporophyte, throughout its whole history, ..."

3. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"The bryophyte type is essentially a limited one, for indefinite enlargement of the concrete ... In actual life the bryophyte type is almost always annual, ..."

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