pteridophyte


pte·ri·do·phyte

noun \tə-ˈri-də-ˌfīt, ˈter-ə-dō-\

Definition of PTERIDOPHYTE

:  any of a division (Pteridophyta) of vascular plants (as a fern) that have roots, stems, and leaves but lack flowers or seeds

Origin of PTERIDOPHYTE

New Latin Pteridophyta, from Greek pterid- + phyton plant — more at phyt-
First Known Use: 1880

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