Definition of Lepidocarpon
: a form genus of Carboniferous fossil lycopsid plants (order Lepidodendrales) known from strobili with heterosporous megasporangia containing a single mature seedlike megaspore and three abortive megaspores that is sometimes considered to be on the ancestral line of true seed plants
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Origin and Etymology of lepidocarpon
New Latin, from lepid- + -carpon (from Greek karpos fruit) — more at harvest
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