Anachopteris

noun

An·​a·​chop·​ter·​is
ˌanəˈkäptərə̇s
: a genus (the type of the family Anachopteridaceae) of fossil ferns characterized by pinnately divided leaves having all leaflets in the same plane and sporangia on the flattened margins of the ultimate segments

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Greek anachoē eruption + New Latin -pteris

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anachopteris was in 1874

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“Anachopteris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anachopteris. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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