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Meaning of pteridophyte

pte•rid•o•phyte

Pronunciation: (tu-rid'u-fīt", ter'i-dō-), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant of the division Pteridophyta, characterized by vascular tissue and differentiation into root, stem, and leaves, comprising the ferns, horsetails, and club mosses.
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