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coniferopsida


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Coniferopsida 
  n  :  cone-bearing  gymnosperms  dating  from  the  Carboniferous 
  period;  most  are  substantial  trees;  includes  the  classes 
  Pinopsida  (subdivision  Pinophytina)  and  Ginkgopsida 
  (subdivision  Ginkgophytina)  and  Taxopsida  (subdivision 
  Taxophytina)  which  in  turn  include  the  surviving  orders 
  Coniferales  and  Taxales  (yews)  and  sometimes  Ginkgoales 
  as  well  as  extinct  orders  such  as  Cordaitales  (of  the 
  Carboniferous  and  Permian)  and  Volztiales  (of  the 
  Permian-Jurassic)  [syn:  {Coniferopsida},  {class 
  Coniferopsida},  {Coniferophytina},  {subdivision 
  Coniferophytina},  {Coniferophyta}] 




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