- any of various plants of the order Lyginopteridales (or Cycadofilicales), known only as fossils, having fernlike leaves and reproducing by means of seeds.
Origin of seed fern
First recorded in 1925–30
Also called pteridosperm.
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- another name for pteridosperm
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