[skiz-uh-fahyt, skit-suh-]
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.

1875–80; schizo- + -phyte

schizophytic [skiz-uh-fit-ik, skit-suh-] , adjective Unabridged
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