zygophyte

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

noun

a plant that reproduces by means of zygospores.

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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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