microphyte

[ mahy-kruh-fahyt ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌfaɪt /
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noun

a microscopic plant.

Nearby words

  1. microphotograph,
  2. microphotometer,
  3. microphthalmia,
  4. microphyll,
  5. microphysics,
  6. micropia,
  7. micropipette,
  8. microplankton,
  9. microplethysmography,
  10. micropodia

Origin of microphyte

First recorded in 1860–65; micro- + -phyte

Related formsmi·cro·phyt·ic [mahy-kruh-fit-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for microphyte

microphyte

/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfaɪt) /

noun

an obsolete name for a bacterium
Derived Formsmicrophytic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfɪtɪk), adjective

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