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zygo- +‎ -phyte


zyophyte (plural zyophytes)

  1. (botany) Any plant of a formerly proposed class or grand division (Zygophytes, Zygophyta, or Zygosporeae), in which reproduction consists in the union of two similar cells.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for zyophyte in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)