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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, in the Linnean system of classification, the second great series and final class, which included all plants in which there were no stamens and pistils, and therefore no proper flowers: thus distinguished from the first series, Phænogamia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The series or division of flowerless plants, or those never having true stamens and pistils, but propagated by spores of various kinds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun in former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions, including all plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi

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