pteridophytic (ˌtɛrɪdəʊˈfɪtɪk) or pteridophytous (ˌtɛrɪˈdɒfɪtəs)
Word origin of 'pteridophyte'
C19: from pterido-, from Greek pteris fern + -phyte
pteridophyte in American English (ˈtɛrɪdoʊˌfaɪt; terˈidōfītˌ)
in some systems of plant classification, any of a division (Pteridophyta) of plants
possessingtrue vascular roots, stems, and leaves and reproducing by means of spores, including the
ferns and lycopods