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Meaning of PTERIDOPHYTA

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  containing all the vascular plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, horsetails, club mosses, and whisk ferns; in some classifications considered a subdivision of Tracheophyta
 

PTERIDOPHYTA is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: division Pteridophyta
 
 See Also: class Equisetatae, class Filicinae, class Filicopsida, class Lycopodiate, class Lycopsida, class Psilopsida, class Psilotatae, class Sphenopsida, division, Equisetatae, fern family, fern genus, Filicinae, Filicopsida, genus Pecopteris, kingdom Plantae, Lycopodiate, Lycopsida, nonflowering plant, order Psilophytales, plant kingdom, Plantae, Psilophytales, Psilopsida, Psilotatae, pteridophyte, Sphenopsida

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pter`i*doph"y*ta\, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ?, ?, a
fern + ? a plant.] (Bot.)
A class of flowerless plants, embracing ferns, horsetails,
club mosses, quillworts, and other like plants. See the Note
under {Cryptogamia}. -- {Pter"i*do*phyte`}, n.

Note: This is a modern term, devised to replace the older
      ones acrogens and vascular Cryptogamia.

 

 

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