pteridosperm

[ tuh-rid-uh-spurm, ter-i-doh- ]
/ təˈrɪd əˌspɜrm, ˈtɛr ɪ doʊ- /

noun

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Origin of pteridosperm

1900–05; <New Latin Pteridospermales the order; see pterido-, sperm1, -ales
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British Dictionary definitions for pteridosperm

pteridosperm
/ (ˈtɛrɪdəˌspɜːm) /

noun

any extinct seed-producing fernlike plant of the group PteridospermaeAlso called: seed fern

Word Origin for pteridosperm

C19: from Greek pteris a fern + -sperm
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