zyophyte etymology

English word zyophyte comes from English -phyte, English zygo- (Pair. Union.)

Detailed word origin of zyophyte

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.
zygo- English (eng) Pair. Union.
zyophyte English (eng) (botany) Any plant of a formerly proposed class or grand division (Zygophytes, Zygophyta, or Zygosporeae), in which reproduction consists in the union of two similar cells.

Words with the same origin as zyophyte

Descendants of -phyte
bacillariophyte chamerophyte charophyte cormophytic dermatophytic dermophyte endophyte entomophyte euglenophyte holosaprophyte hydrophyte limnodophyte megaphyte nanophanerophyte oceanophyte ombrophyte oophyte oöphyte schizophyte spermaphyte xenophyte xerophytic zoophytic zosterophyllophyte zygophyte
Descendants of zygo-
zygoapophyseal zygodactyl zygogenesis zygogenetic zygolith zygology zygomasseteric zygomaxillary zygomorphic zygomycosis zygophore zygopleural zygopodium zygosphere zygospondylous zygosporangium zygospore zygosynapophyseal zygozoospore