Meaning of schizophyte

schiz•o•phyte

Pronunciation: (skiz'u-fīt", skit'su-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the Schizophyta, a group of organisms comprising the schizomycetes and the schizophyceous algae, characterized by a simple structure and reproduction by simple fission or spores.
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