Carpophyte Car"po*phyte (k[aum]r"p[-o]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. karpo`s fruit + fyto`n plant.] (Bot.) A flowerless plant which forms a true fruit as the result of fertilization, as the red seaweeds, the {Ascomycetes}, etc. [1913 Webster]

Note: The division of alg[ae] and fungi into four classes called Carpophytes, O["o]phytes, Protophytes, and Zygophytes (or Carpospore[ae], O["o]spore[ae], Protophyta, and Zygospore[ae]) was proposed by Sachs about 1875. [1913 Webster]

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  • carpophyte — car·po·phyte …   English syllables

  • carpophyte — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌfīt noun ( s) Etymology: carp (I) + phyte 1. : a thallophyte that forms a sporocarp after fertilization (as the red seaweeds and the ascomycetous fungi) 2. : phanerogam …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oophyte — O [ o]*phyte, n. [Gr. w, o n an egg + fyto n a plant.] (Bot.) Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (collectively termed o[ o]phytes or O[ o]phyta), which have their sexual reproduction accomplished by motile antherozoids acting on o[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protophyte — Pro to*phyte, n. [Proto + Gr. ? a plant.] (Bot.) Any unicellular plant, or plant forming only a plasmodium, having reproduction only by fission, gemmation, or cell division. [1913 Webster] Note: The protophytes (Protophyta) are by some botanists… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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