Archaeopteris

noun Ar·chae·op·ter·is \ˌärkēˈäptərə̇s\

Definition of Archaeopteris

  1. :  a genus of fossil plants especially characteristic of the Devonian that were formerly regarded as ferns but are now generally included in the order Cycadofilicales

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Origin and Etymology of archaeopteris

New Latin, from archae- + -pteris


First Known Use: circa 1909


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