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a division of prokaryotic organisms sometimes considered a class, phylum, or subkingdom; coextensive with the Cyanophyceae; includes cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)


animal noun (animals and microorganisms)


(* Schizophyta may be used in a singular or plural context)

Member of:

Eubacteria » Monera

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


Cyanophyta [division]


New Latin schizo- + -phyta.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)


Cyanobacteria | blue-green bacteria | blue-green algae | Cyanophyta

a phylum of bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis. The name "cyanobacteria" comes from the color of the bacteria. The ability of cyanobacteria to perform oxygenic photosynthesis is thought to have converted the early reducing... (36 of 4607 words, pronunciation, 10 images)



Cyanobacteria | Cyanophyceae [archaic] | Cyanophyta [synonym, sense-specific]

A taxonomic phylum within the kingdom Bacteria -- (formerly within subkingdom Eubacteria) - the blue-green algae. | A taxonomic class within the phylum Cyanobacteria. (22 of 45 words, 2 definitions)


Random House Dictionary:

Cyanophyta [biology]

a phylum, or subkingdom, in the kingdom Monera, comprising the blue-green algae. (12 of 18 words, pronunciation)


Collins Dictionary:

division | distribution [synonym, sense-specific] | divisional [derived] | divisionary [adjective, derived]

the act of dividing or state of being divided | the act of sharing out; distribution | something that divides or keeps apart, such as a boundary | one ... (26 of 831 words, 17 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)



division | disagreement [synonym, sense-specific] | separation [synonym, sense-specific] | disunity [synonym, sense-specific] | distribution [synonym, sense-specific] | divider [synonym, sense-specific] | partition [synonym, sense-specific] | separator [synonym, sense-specific] | unification [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

the act or process of dividing; the state of being divided ; the act, ... | one of the parts or groupings into which a whole is divided or is ... (29 of 391 words, 11 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Oxford Dictionary:

division | division of labour

the action of separating something into parts or the process of being separated | the distribution of something separated into parts | an instance of ... (23 of 368 words, 17 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

division [military unit]

in modern military organizations, the smallest formation that comprises a balanced team of all the arms and services needed for the independent ... (22 of 352 words)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

classification | category | division | family | genus | kingdom | nomenclature, biological | biological nomenclature | order | ...

in biology, the systematic categorization of organisms into a coherent scheme. The original purpose of biological classification, or systematics, was ... (20 of 285 words)



fundamental operation in arithmetic; the inverse of multiplication. Division may be indicated by the symbol ÷, as in 15 ÷ 3, or simply by a fraction, ... (26 of 263 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

division | divisions [plural]

[countable/uncountable] the process of separating people or things into ... | [countable] one of the parts into which a large organization is divided ... (22 of 281 words, 7 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

division | divisional [adjective, related]

The act or process of dividing. | The state of having been divided. | [math] The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in ... (25 of 263 words, 18 definitions, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

division | divisional [adjective, related]

a dividing or being divided; separation | a sharing or apportioning; distribution | a difference of opinion; disagreement | a separation into groups ... (20 of 249 words, 10 definitions, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

division [entry 1]

when something is separated into parts or groups, or the way that it's separated | a separate part of an army or large organization | a group of teams ... (27 of 62 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/division 1

division [entry 2]

when you calculate how many times one number goes into another (11 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/division 2

division [entry 3]

when people disagree about something (5 of 36 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/division 3

Encarta Dictionary:

division | divisions [plural]

the act of separating or splitting something into parts, or an instance of this | the separation of something into parts to be shared among people or ... (26 of 419 words, 18 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605596​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference


Schizophyta [obsolete]

Origin: New Latin schizo- + -phyta.


Audio reference

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Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Schizophyta"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Schizophyta"


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