Any plant whose buds overwinter either below ground, or under water(noun)
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Use "cryptophyte" in a sentence
"Diagram of a longitudinal section of a cryptophyte"
"Instead of being a self-defense mechanism, the microbes 'production of poison appears to be more closely related to growth through the ingestion of a "pre-packaged" food source, the cryptophyte cell."
"For the new paper, in which Sheng is lead author, the researchers used the same technique to more closely study the relationship between K. veneficum and its prey, a common, single-celled algal cell called a cryptophyte."