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[ trey-kee-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈtreɪ ki əˌfaɪt /


any plant of the former division Tracheophyta, comprising all the vascular plants.

Nearby words

tracheomalacia, tracheomegaly, tracheopathia, tracheopharyngeal, tracheophony, tracheophyte, tracheoplasty, tracheopyosis, tracheorrhagia, tracheoschisis, tracheoscopy

Origin of tracheophyte

First recorded in 1935–40, tracheophyte is from the New Latin word Tracheophyta name of the division. See tracheo-, -phyte Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for tracheophytes


/ (ˈtreɪkɪəʊˌfaɪt) /


any plant that has a conducting system of xylem and phloem elements; a vascular plant
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Science definitions for tracheophytes


[ trākē-ə-fīt′ ]

See vascular plant.
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