charophyte

[ kar-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈkær əˌfaɪt /

noun

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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