Denn·​staedt·​ia | \ denˈstetēə, -tāt- \

Definition of Dennstaedtia

: a genus of chiefly tropical ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having tripinnate fronds and globular sori with sporangia in elevated receptacles and with cup-shaped indusia

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Other Words from Dennstaedtia

dennstaedtioid \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗ēˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Dennstaedtia

New Latin, from August W. Dennstaedt, 19th century German botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Dennstaedtia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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