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charophyte

[kar-uh-fahyt]
noun
  1. any green algae of the class Charophyceae (or group Charophyta), comprising the stoneworts.
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Origin of charophyte

< New Latin Charophyta, equivalent to Char(a) a genus of stoneworts (Latin: a plant of uncertain identity found in Epirus) + -o- -o- + Greek phŷta, plural of phŷton -phyte
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