Hyenia

noun Hy·e·nia \hīˈēnēə\

Definition of Hyenia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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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