cycadophyte


cy·cad·o·phyte

noun \sī-ˈka-də-ˌfīt\

Definition of CYCADOPHYTE

:  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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