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Gnetophyta

Definition:

a taxonomic group of gymnospermous flowering plants; supposed link between conifers and angiosperms

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

Gnetophyta*
(* Gnetophyta may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

Gnetales

Synonyms:

Gnetophytina [subdivision] | Gnetopsida [class]

Etymology:

Gnetum + -phyta
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Gnetophyta

or gnetophytes consists of three genera of woody plants grouped in the gymnosperms. The living Gnetophyta comprise some 70 species across the three genera Gnetum, Welwitschia, and Ephedra. The gnetophytes differ from other gymnosperms in having vessel ... (37 of 2420 words, 8 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gnetophyta

Wiktionary:

Gnetophyta

A taxonomic division within the kingdom Plantae -- many woody plants. (10 of 12 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Gnetophyta

Collins Dictionary:

taxon [biology]

any taxonomic group or rank (5 of 197 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/taxon

Britannica Encyclopedia:

taxon [biology] | Taxa [plural]

any unit used in the science of biological classification, or taxonomy. Taxa are arranged in a hierarchy from kingdom to subspecies, a given taxon ... (24 of 141 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/584691​/taxon

Merriam-Webster:

taxon | taxa [plural] | taxons [plural]

a taxonomic group or entity | the name applied to a taxonomic group in a formal system of nomenclature (18 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/taxon

Oxford Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural]

Syllabification: (tax¬∑on) | [biology] | a taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class. (16 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/taxon

taxon [biology] | taxa [plural] | a taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class [in full]

a taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class (13 of 39 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/taxon

American Heritage Dictionary:

taxon [biology] | taxa [plural]

A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species. (14 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/taxon

Columbia Encyclopedia:

taxon | pl. taxa

in biology, a term used to denote any group or rank in the classification of organisms, e.g., class, order, family. (20 of 24 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0847974​.html

Random House Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural] | a taxonomic category, as a species or genus

a taxonomic category, as a species or genus (8 of 17 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/taxon

New World Dictionary:

taxon

a taxonomic category or unit, as a species or family (10 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/taxon

Encarta Dictionary:

taxon | taxa [plural] | taxons [plural]

a group to which organisms are assigned according to the principles of taxonomy, including species, genus, family, order, class, and phylum (21 of 44 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718592​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Gnetophyta

Origin: Gnetum + -phyta

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Gnetophyta

Gnetopsida

Origin: Gnetum + -opsida

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Gnetopsida

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Gnetophyta

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Gnetophyta"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Gnetophyta

Gnetopsida

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Gnetopsida"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Gnetopsida"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Gnetopsida

Gnetophytina

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Gnetophytina"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Gnetophytina

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