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cryptophyte

[krip-tuh-fahyt] /ˈkrɪp təˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
Botany. a plant that forms its reproductive structures, as corms or bulbs, underground or underwater.
2.
Biology. cryptomonad.
Origin of cryptophyte
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; crypto- + -phyte
Related forms
cryptophytic
[krip-tuh-fit-ik] /ˌkrɪp təˈfɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cryptophyte

cryptophyte

/ˈkrɪptəˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
any perennial plant that bears its buds below the soil or water surface
Derived Forms
cryptophytic (ˌkrɪptəˈfɪtɪk) adjective
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