Ceratophyllum

noun
Cer·​a·​to·​phyl·​lum | \ -ˈfiləm \

Definition of Ceratophyllum

: a cosmopolitan genus of rootless thin-stemmed aquatic herbs that occur in quiet freshwaters and that have flowers with a sepaloid perianth and a single carpel — see ceratophyllaceae , hornwort

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History and Etymology for Ceratophyllum

New Latin, from cerat- + -phyllum

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“Ceratophyllum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ceratophyllum. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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