cycadophyte

noun
cy·​cad·​o·​phyte | \ sī-ˈka-də-ˌfīt How to pronounce cycadophyte (audio) \

Definition of cycadophyte

: any of a division (Cycadophyta) of usually unbranched mostly extinct gymnosperms with pinnate leaves, large pith, little xylem, and a thick cortex that includes the cycads, seed ferns, and in some classifications the cycadeoids

First Known Use of cycadophyte

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cycadophyte

ultimately from New Latin Cycad-, Cycas + Greek phyton plant — more at -phyte

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“Cycadophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cycadophyte. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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