zygophyte

[ zahy-guh-fahyt, zig-uh- ]
/ ˈzaɪ gəˌfaɪt, ˈzɪg ə- /

noun

a plant that reproduces by means of zygospores.

Nearby words

  1. zygomycota,
  2. zygon,
  3. zygonema,
  4. zygophore,
  5. zygophyllaceous,
  6. zygopteran,
  7. zygose,
  8. zygosis,
  9. zygosity,
  10. zygosporangium

Origin of zygophyte

First recorded in 1880–85; zygo- + -phyte

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British Dictionary definitions for zygophyte

zygophyte

/ (ˈzaɪɡəʊˌfaɪt, ˈzɪɡ-) /

noun

a plant, such as an alga, that reproduces by means of zygospores
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