Crossotheca

noun Cros·so·the·ca

Definition of Crossotheca

: a form genus of fossil plants that are known from fructifications bearing pendulous sporangia in epaulet-shaped clusters and occurring on pecopteroid plant remains and that are usually considered to be seed ferns

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Origin and Etymology of crossotheca

New Latin, from cross- + -theca


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