plural noun

: a subdivision of Tracheophyta coextensive with the class Lycopodineae comprising vascular plants (as the club mosses and related forms) with small leaves, sessile and adaxial sporangia, and no leaf gaps in the primary vascular cylinder compare psilopsida , pteropsida , sphenopsida

Word History


New Latin, from Latin lycopsis, a plant + New Latin -ida

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“Lycopsida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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