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cry•o•phyte



Pronunciation: (krī'u-fīt"), [key]
n.
1. any plant, as certain algae, mosses, fungi, and bacteria, that grows on ice or snow.
2. any low-growing, succulent, blooming plant of the genus Cryophytum (or Mesembryanthemum), certain species of which form extensive mats along the southwestern coasts of the U.S.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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