division bryophyta definition

  • noun:
    • a division of nonflowering flowers characterized by rhizoids versus true roots and having little or no arranged vascular muscle and showing alternation of generations between gamete-bearing kinds and spore-bearing forms; comprises true mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida)
    • a division of nonflowering plants characterized by rhizoids rather than real origins and achieving minimal arranged vascular muscle and showing alternation of years between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing kinds; comprises true mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida)
    • a division of nonflowering plants described as rhizoids in the place of true roots and having minimal arranged vascular tissue and showing alternation of years between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing forms; comprises real mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida)
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