pteridophyte

noun pte·ri·do·phyte \ tə-ˈri-də-ˌfīt , ˈter-ə-dō- \

Definition of pteridophyte

: any of a division (Pteridophyta) of vascular plants (such as a fern) that have roots, stems, and leaves but lack flowers or seeds

Origin and Etymology of pteridophyte

New Latin Pteridophyta, from Greek pterid- + phyton plant — more at phyt-


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