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cycadophyte

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noun cy·cad·o·phyte \sī-ˈka-də-ˌfīt\

Definition of cycadophyte

  1. :  any of a division (Cycadophyta) of usually unbranched mostly extinct gymnosperms with pinnate leaves, large pith, little xylem, and a thick cortex that includes the cycads, cycadeoids, and seed ferns



Origin of cycadophyte

ultimately from New Latin Cycad-, Cycas + Greek phyton plant — more at -phyte


First Known Use: 1911


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