Definition of Pteridophyte

1. Noun. Plants having vascular tissue and reproducing by spores.

Exact synonyms: Nonflowering Plant
Group relationships: Division Pteridophyta, Pteridophyta
Specialized synonyms: Fern, Fern Ally
Generic synonyms: Tracheophyte, Vascular Plant



Definition of Pteridophyte

1. Noun. Any simple vascular plant that produces spores, but not seeds, and has the diploid stage of its life cycle as the dominant form. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pteridophyte

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pteridophyte

ptarmigans
ptenoglossate
pteranodon
pteranodons
pteria
pterid-
pteridine
pteridines
pterido-
pteridological
pteridologies
pteridologist
pteridologists
pteridology
pteridomania
pteridophyte (current term)
pteridophytes
pteridophytic
pterin
pterinic
pterins
pterion
pterions
ptero-
pterocarpan
pterocarpans
pterodactyl

Literary usage of Pteridophyte

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"That gymnosperms have been derived from pteridophyte stock is hardly open to discussion; at least we must assume that this is true, or all attempts at ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"As the primitive stele of a pteridophyte is traced upwards from the primary root into the stem, the phloem becomes con- , tinuous round tne ..."

3. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"... with no clear affinities, so that its own connection with the pteridophyte stock is not evident. The most striking resemblance to Monocotyledons occurs ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"... apparently the true homologue of the primary vascular bundles of the pteridophyte embryo, are certainly suggestions, if not forerunners, ..."

5. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"... that the primitive pteridophyte prothallus was generally a massive structure, and the primitive embryo which it nursed of the type with a suspensor. ..."

6. The Structure & Development of the Mosses & Ferns (Archegoniatae). by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1895)
"... is the simplest living pteridophyte ; whether the structure of the gametophyte will bear this out, future investigation must determine. ..."

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