Of or pertaining to bryophytes, the green, seedless land plants that make up the division Bryophyta, including mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.

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  • bryophytic — ryophytic adj. of or pertaining to bryophytes. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bryophytic — adjective see bryophyte …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bryophytic — See bryophyte. * * * …   Universalium

  • bryophytic — bry·o·phyt·ic …   English syllables

  • bryophytic — adjective relating to plants of the division Bryophyta • Pertains to noun: ↑bryophyte • Derivationally related forms: ↑Bryophyta • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology * * * adjective see …   Useful english 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 — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • liverwort — noun Date: before 12th century 1. any of a class (Hepaticae) of bryophytic plants characterized by a thalloid gametophyte or sometimes an upright leafy gametophyte that resembles a moss 2. hepatica …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moss — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mos; akin to Old High German mos moss, Latin muscus Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly Scottish bog, swamp; especially a peat bog 2. a. any of a class (Musci) of bryophytic plants… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plant — plantable, adj. plantless, adj. plantlike, adj. /plant, plahnt/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that… …   Universalium

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