psilophyton

noun

psi·​loph·​y·​ton
sīˈläfəˌtän
1
capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Psilophytaceae) of small wiry herbaceous Paleozoic plants with underground rhizomes and apical sporangia
2
plural -s : any plant or fossil of the genus Psilophyton

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from psil- + phyton

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“Psilophyton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psilophyton. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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