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thal·lo·phyte

(thal'ō-fīt),
A member of the division Thallophyta.

thallophyte

(thăl′ə-fīt′)
n.
Any of a group of organisms, including the algae, fungi, and lichens, that show no differentiation into stem, root, or leaf and were formerly regarded as constituting a subkingdom of the plant kingdom.

thal′lo·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

thallophyte

any plant of the group (or former division) Thallophyta, containing the most primative types of plants characterized by the possession of a THALLUS. They vary in size from unicellular types to giant seaweeds up to 75 m in length. The group includes Algae, Bacteria, Fungi, slime fungi (Myxomycetes) and lichens. The Thallophyta clearly have several different evolutionary origins and the term is not used in modern systematics.
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