charophyte

charophyte

[kar-uh-fahyt]
noun
any green algae of the class Charophyceae (or group Charophyta), comprising the stoneworts.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Charophyta, equivalent to Char(a) a genus of stoneworts (Latin: a plant of uncertain identity found in Epirus) + -o- -o- + Greek phŷta, plural of phŷton -phyte

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