pteridophyte

noun
pte·​ri·​do·​phyte | \ tə-ˈri-də-ˌfīt How to pronounce pteridophyte (audio) , ˈter-ə-dō- How to pronounce pteridophyte (audio) \

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

First Known Use of pteridophyte

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pteridophyte

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

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“Pteridophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pteridophyte. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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