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schizophyte

[skiz-uh-fahyt, skit-suh-] /ˈskɪz əˌfaɪt, ˈskɪt sə-/
noun
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.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; schizo- + -phyte
Related forms
schizophytic
[skiz-uh-fit-ik, skit-suh-] /ˌskɪz əˈfɪt ɪk, ˌskɪt sə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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