plural noun Hy·me·no·phyl·la·ce·ae \ˌhīmə(ˌ)nōfə̇ˈlāsēˌē\

Definition of Hymenophyllaceae

  1. :  a family of ferns having delicate fronds with sessile sporangia on a receptacle resembling a bristle and surrounded by a cup-shaped, tubular, or 2-valved involucre



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Origin and Etymology of hymenophyllaceae

New Latin, from Hymenophyllum, type genus + -aceae

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