Lepidodendrales

plural noun
Lep·​i·​do·​den·​dra·​les | \ -ˌdenˈdrā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Lepidodendrales

: an order of arborescent fossil plants (class Lycopodineae) arising during the Lower Devonian, being a conspicuous floral element throughout the Carboniferous, and being characterized by dichotomous branching both in the formation of the crown and of the thick spreading rootlike supports — see lepidodendraceae

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History and Etymology for Lepidodendrales

New Latin, from Lepidodendron + -ales

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“Lepidodendrales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lepidodendrales. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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