plural noun
Sper·​ma·​toph·​y·​ta | \ˌspərməˈtäfətə\

Definition of Spermatophyta 

in some classifications

: a division of higher plants that is coordinate with Bryophyta and Pteridophyta and coextensive with the classes Gymnospermae and Angiospermae

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History and Etymology for Spermatophyta

New Latin, from spermat- + -phyta

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