noun An·gi·op·ter·is \ˌanjēˈäptərə̇s\

Definition of Angiopteris

  1. :  a genus of tree ferns (family Marattiaceae) having sporangia closely arranged in two rows forming linear sori surrounded by a false indusium of fringed scales

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Origin and Etymology of angiopteris

New Latin, from angi- + -pteris

First Known Use: 1805

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