Definitions for "Pteridophyte"
n. (Gr. pteris, fern; phyton, plant) a major division of the plant kingdom, having clear alternation of generations with a dominant vascular sporophyte initially dependent upon the gametophyte which is very reduced.
Any vascular plant that produces spores for reproduction rather than seeds. Ferns, club mosses and horsetails are common examples.
plants having vascular tissue and reproducing by spores