Archegoniatae

plural noun

Ar·​che·​go·​ni·​a·​tae
-nēˈäˌtē,
-ˈāˌ-
in some classifications
: a primary division of the plant kingdom coextensive with the subkingdom Embryophyta and containing all the plants that produce archegonia (as the mosses, ferns, horsetails, and club mosses)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from archegonium + -atae (from feminine plural of Latin -atus -ate)

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“Archegoniatae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Archegoniatae. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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