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
coniferophyte\kōˈnifərōˌfīt, kəˈ-\ noun, plural
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Origin and Etymology of coniferophytae
New Latin, from Latin conifer + New Latin -o- + -phytae (plural feminine equivalent of -phyta)
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