Archegoniatae

plural noun
Ar·​che·​go·​ni·​a·​tae | \ -nēˈäˌtē, -ˈāˌ- \

Definition of Archegoniatae

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)

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History and Etymology for Archegoniatae

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 26 Feb. 2021.

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