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Noun: Bryophyta
  1. 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)
    - division Bryophyta

Type of: division

Part of: kingdom Plantae, plant kingdom, Plantae

Encyclopedia: Bryophyta