Definition of Filicopsida in US English:

Filicopsida

Botany
  • A class of pteridophyte plants that comprises the ferns.

    • ‘Currently showing is the Class Filicopsida (scientific name), commonly known as Ferns.’
    • ‘Among land plants, we found chromoviruses in mosses, ferns (Filicopsida), gymnosperms (Cycadales, Ginkgoales, and Coniferales), and flowering plants (angiosperms).’
    • ‘The Filicopsida are vascular plants which are diverse in form and grow in various habitats.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Latin filix, filic- ‘fern’ + opsis ‘appearance’.

Pronunciation

Filicopsida

/ˌfiləˈkäpsədə/