metaphyte

[ met-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈmɛt əˌfaɪt /

noun Botany.

a multicellular plant.

Origin of metaphyte

First recorded in 1890–95; meta- + -phyte
Related formsmet·a·phyt·ic [met-uh-fit-ik] /ˌmɛt əˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
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