Definition of Pteridophyta in English:

Pteridophyta

plural noun

Botany
  • A division of flowerless green plants that comprises the ferns and their relatives.

    • ‘Consider the ‘Pteridophyta’ (vascular plants that reproduce by spores) are they a monophyletic group or a grade?’
    • ‘The database includes the data on the spread of the autochthonous and majority of the alochthonous species of pteridophyta and anthophyta in Slovenia.’
    • ‘Polyploidy occurs in the heterosporous and homosporous Pteridophyta, but with a much higher frequency in the latter.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek pteris, pterid- ‘fern’ + phuton ‘plant’.

Pronunciation

Pteridophyta

/ˌterəˈdäfidə/