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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A class or group of minute vegetable organisms known as bacteria, microbes, microphytes, etc., and allied forms, belonging to the achlorophyllous division of the Schizosporeæ of Cohn (the Schizophyta of later authorities), or to the Protophyta of still more recent authors.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Biol.) An order of Schizophyta, including the so-called fission fungi, or bacteria. See schizophyta, in the Supplement.

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  • noun a former classification

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