Hy·​e·​nia | \ hīˈēnēə \

Definition of Hyenia

: a genus of small Devonian fossil plants (order Hyeniales) having horizontal rhizomes bearing aerial shoots with small bifurcated leaves in whorls and pendulous terminal sporangia

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History and Etymology for Hyenia

New Latin, from Hyen, locality near Nord Fjord, western Norway, near which the fossils on which the genus is based were discovered + New Latin -ia

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“Hyenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyenia. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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