Definition of embryophyte in US English:

embryophyte

noun

Botany
  • Any member of the taxonomic group Embryophyta, comprising plants in which the zygote develops into an embryo within protective parental tissue, and including all land plants.

Origin

Late 19th century. From embryo- + -phyte, after scientific Latin Embryophyta.

Pronunciation

embryophyte

/ˈɛmbrɪə(ʊ)fʌɪt/