Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant characterized by the production of zygospores; a plant in which reproduction consists in a confluence of two similar protoplasmic masses. See cut under conjugation, 4.
- n. botany Any plant of a proposed class or grand division in which reproduction consists in the union of two similar cells.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (Zygophytes, Zygophyta, or Zygosporeæ), in which reproduction consists in the union of two similar cells. Cf. oöphyte.
- zygote + -phyte (Wiktionary)
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