schizophyte etymology

English word schizophyte comes from English -phyte, English schizo- (Schizophrenia. Split, cleft.)

Detailed word origin of schizophyte

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phyte English (eng) A pathological growth, e.g. osteophyte.. A plant that grows in a specified form or habit, e.g. anthophyte, macrophyte.. A plant that grows in a specified habitat, e.g. acrophyte.. A taxonomic group of plants or algae, e.g. arthrophyte, cyanophyte.
schizo- English (eng) Schizophrenia. Split, cleft.
schizophyte English (eng) (dated, biology) Any of a class of primitive organisms that reproduce solely by fission.

Words with the same origin as schizophyte

Descendants of -phyte
bacillariophyte chamerophyte charophyte cormophytic dermatophytic dermophyte endophyte entomophyte euglenophyte holosaprophyte hydrophyte limnodophyte megaphyte nanophanerophyte oceanophyte ombrophyte oophyte oöphyte spermaphyte xenophyte xerophytic zoophytic zosterophyllophyte zygophyte
Descendants of schizo-
schizencephalic schizoaffective schizoanalyst schizoanalytic schizocarp schizocele schizodactyly schizogamy schizogenesis schizogenic schizogeny schizognathous schizogony schizomer schizophasia schizophytic schizorhinal schizosexual schizotext schizotypic schizozoite scizorhinal