Definition of Lycopsida in English:

Lycopsida

plural noun

Botany
  • A class of pteridophyte plants that comprises the club mosses and their extinct relatives.

    • ‘For example each of the major taxa of vascular plants may be considered as either Classes (e.g. Lycopsida) or the next higher rank, a Division.’
    • ‘The clade Lycopsida, of which the living lycopsids are members, also diverged in the Early Devonian.’
    • ‘Asteroxylon could be seen as an intermediate in the evolution of true leaves in the Lycopsida.’
    • ‘Members of the Lycopsida have true stems, leaves and (usually) roots.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek lukos wolf + opsis appearance.

Pronunciation:

Lycopsida

/līˈkäpsədə/