cycadophyte
noun Etymology: ultimately from New Latin Cycad-, Cycas + Greek phyton plant — more at -phyte Date: 1911 any of a division (Cycadophyta) of usually unbranched mostly extinct gymnosperms with pinnate leaves, large pith, little xylem, and a thick cortex that includes the cycads, cycadeoids, and seed ferns

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