Definition of pteridophyte in English:

pteridophyte

noun

Botany
  • A flowerless green plant of the division Pteridophyte, which comprises the ferns and their relatives.

    • ‘H. Potonié first hypothesized the existence of a group of such transitional plants between pteridophytes and seed plants in 1899, but it is now known that ferns themselves are not the direct ancestors of seed plants.’
    • ‘The term ‘xerophytic fern’ is somewhat of an oxymoron as most pteridophytes inhabit moist environments.’

Pronunciation:

pteridophyte

/ˈtɛrɪdə(ʊ)fʌɪt/