microphyte

[ mahy-kruh-fahyt ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌfaɪt /

noun

a microscopic plant.

Origin of microphyte

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

OTHER WORDS FROM microphyte

mi·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 forms of microphyte

microphytic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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