from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the class of primitive plants that reproduce solely by fission.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, belonging to the class Schisophytæ.
Ancient Greek σχίζω ("split") + -phyte (Wiktionary)