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Nonvascular Plant

Definition of the noun nonvascular plant

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  1. any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of nonvascular plant: bryophyte
    • more generic term: nonvascular organism = organisms without vascular tissue: e.g. algae, lichens, fungi, mosses
    • more specific words:
      • moss = tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants
      • liverwort / hepatic = any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
    • member of: Bryophyta / division Bryophyta = a division of nonflowering plants characterized by rhizoids rather than true roots and having little or no organized vascular tissue and showing alternation of generations between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing forms

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Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

heartwood heather herb herbaceous hydrophyte latewood leaf leaf area index legume lignified macrophyte mesoflora mesophyte mesquite monocotyledon nectar nonvascular plant palm perennation perennial perennial plant phloem ...

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

A nonvascular plant that may have differentiated stems and leaves, but that has no true roots. Liverworts and mosses are bryophytes. Cf: thallophyte; pteridophyte. bryoman (bry-0-zo'-an) Any ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

Physcomitrella patens A moss; the first nonvascular plant to have its complete genome sequenced. Web portal: physical mapping The process of assembling genomic DNA clones that completely cover a genetic locus.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

by Daniel Simberloff, Marcel Rejmanek

cryptogamic crust The thin layer of mosses, lichens, liverworts, free-living algae, and cyanobacteria that comprise the nonvascular plant matrix on the soil surface in steppe habitats. cryptogenic Of uncertain ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2010)

by Michael Allaby

bryophyte A nonvascular plant belonging to the division ...

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