Anachopteris

noun
An·​a·​chop·​ter·​is | \ ˌanəˈkäptərə̇s \

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

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First Known Use of Anachopteris

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anachopteris

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

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“Anachopteris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anachopteris. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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