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microphyte

[mahy-kruh-fahyt]
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noun
  1. a microscopic plant.
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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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Historical Examples

  • He claims that the microphyte is simply the Leptothrix buccalis.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II

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British Dictionary definitions for microphyte

microphyte

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