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tracheophyte

[trey-kee-uh-fahyt] /ˈtreɪ ki əˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
any plant of the former division Tracheophyta, comprising all the vascular plants.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Neo-Latin Tracheophyta name of the division. See tracheo-, -phyte
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tracheophyte

/ˈtreɪkɪəʊˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
any plant that has a conducting system of xylem and phloem elements; a vascular plant
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tracheophyte
  (trā'kē-ə-fīt')   
See vascular plant.
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Encyclopedia Article for tracheophytes

tracheophyte

any of the vascular plants, members of the division, or phylum, Tracheophyta, numbering some 260,000 species and including all of the conspicuous flora of the Earth today. Tracheophyte, meaning "tracheid plant," refers to the water-conducting cells (called tracheids, or tracheary elements) that show spiral bands like those in the walls of the tracheae, or air tubes, of insects.

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