any of a division (Bryophyta) of plants consisting of the mosses and liverworts
Origin of bryophytefrom Modern Latin from Classical Greek bryon, moss + -phyte
Any of numerous photosynthetic, chiefly terrestrial, nonvascular plants that reproduce by spores, including the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. These three groups together formerly made up the division Bryophyta, which is now restricted to the mosses alone.
Origin of bryophyteNew Latin Bryophyta division name bryo- -phyte
From Bryophyta, from Ancient Greek βρύον (bruon, “moss”) + φυτόν (phuton, “plant”).