noun psi·loph·y·ton \sīˈläfəˌtän\

Definition of psilophyton

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Psilophytaceae) of small wiry herbaceous Paleozoic plants with underground rhizomes and apical sporangia

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant or fossil of the genus Psilophyton

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Origin and Etymology of psilophyton

New Latin, from psil- + phyton

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