cycadeoid


cy·cad·e·oid

noun \sī-ˈka-dē-ˌid\

Definition of CYCADEOID

:  any of a division (Cycadeoidophyta syn. Bennettitophyta) of extinct Jurassic to Cretaceous gymnosperms that differ from the cycadophytes chiefly in having the reproductive organs on the trunk embedded in a thick covering of bracts and scales

Origin of CYCADEOID

New Latin Cycadeoidales, group name, ultimately from Cycad-, Cycas
First Known Use: 1860

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