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cycadeoid

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noun cy·cad·e·oid \sī-ˈka-dē-ˌȯid\

Definition of cycadeoid

  1. :  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 and Etymology of cycadeoid

New Latin Cycadeoidales, group name, ultimately from Cycad-, Cycas


First Known Use: 1860


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