Definition of Anachopteris
: 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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of anachopteris
New Latin, from Late Greek anachoē eruption + New Latin -pteris
First Known Use: 1874
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Anachopteris? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).