Microspermopteris

noun
Mi·​cro·​sper·​mop·​ter·​is | \ -(ˌ)spərˈmäptərə̇s \

Definition of Microspermopteris

: a genus of Carboniferous seed ferns exhibiting features in common with the genera Lyginopteris and Heterangium and being of special interest because of the evidence it provides concerning the origin of seed plants from the Psilophytales

History and Etymology for Microspermopteris

New Latin, from micr- + sperm- + -pteris

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“Microspermopteris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Microspermopteris. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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