Definition of Chlorophyta in English:


plural noun

  • A division of lower plants that comprises the green algae. They are frequently treated as a phylum of the kingdom Protista.

    • ‘Representatives of the two main phyla of green plants, the Streptophyta and Chlorophyta, have been examined in these genome analyses.’
    • ‘Nuclear DNA content estimates have been published for fewer than 1% of the described species of Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta.’
    • ‘The green algae are divided into the phyla Streptophyta and Chlorophyta.’
    • ‘There were six free-living Chlorophyta and seven cyanobacteria taxa identified.’
    • ‘Taking the Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta together, algae display a level of variation exceeding 1300-fold, although within any of these groups the range is between only 9-and 200-fold.’


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek khlōros ‘green’ + phuton ‘plant’.