plural noun
Co·​nif·​er·​oph·​y·​tae | \ -fəˌtē \

Definition of Coniferophytae

: a subclass of Gymnospermae comprising profusely branched plants with simple leaves, small pith, abundant xylem, and little cortex and including the surviving orders Ginkgoales, Coniferales, and Gnetales and the extinct order Cordaitales — compare cycadophyta

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Other Words from Coniferophytae

coniferophyte \ kōˈnifərōˌfīt , kəˈ-​ \ noun, plural -s
coniferophytic \ ⸗¦⸗⸗⸗¦fitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for Coniferophytae

New Latin, from Latin conifer + New Latin -o- + -phytae (plural feminine equivalent of -phyta)

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“Coniferophytae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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