Bryophyta

Bryophyta

Bry*oph"y*ta\, n. pl. See Cryptogamia.
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bryophyta

noun
a division of nonflowering plants characterized by rhizoids rather than true roots and having little or no organized vascular tissue and showing alternation of generations between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing forms; comprises true mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida) 
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