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In form Metaphyta; with plural (or occasionally singular) concord. The multicellular plants, as constituting a taxonomic or phylogenetic group; (treated as plural, also metaphyta) multicellular plants (collectively or individually); metaphytes.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Metaphyta (in Haeckel Natürliche Schöpfungs-Geschichte (ed. 8) ii. xvii. 420 (table)) from meta- + ancient Greek ϕυτά, plural of ϕυτόν a plant, after Protophyta.
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