cycad family

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Related to cycad family: Cycadaceae, Cycadophyta
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Synonyms for cycad family

ancient palmlike plants closely related to ferns in that fertilization is by means of spermatozoids

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Compounds being tested include methylmethoxymethanol, which comes from the naturally occurring toxin cycasin (from a plant in the cycad family), as well as N-methyl-N-nitrosourea and methyl methane sulfonate, both of which are synthetic compounds found in grilled foods and smoke.