Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, belonging to the class Schisophytæ.

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

  • noun (Biol.) One of a class of vegetable organisms, in the classification of Cohn, which includes all of the inferior forms that multiply by fission, whether they contain chlorophyll or not.

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  • noun dated Any of the class of primitive plants that reproduce solely by fission.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek σχίζω ("split") + -phyte

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