Caytonia

noun
Cay·​to·​nia | \ kāˈtōnēə, -nyə \

Definition of Caytonia

: a genus (the type of the family Caytoniaceae and the order Caytoniales) of fossil gymnospermous plants of the Mesozoic era having seeds enclosed in a carpellike case that suggests their ancestry to the angiosperms

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History and Etymology for Caytonia

New Latin, from Cayton, England + New Latin -ia

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“Caytonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caytonia. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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