plural noun
Lep·to·spo·ran·gi·a·tae | \ˌlep(ˌ)tōspəˌranjēˈäˌtī, -ˈāˌtē\

Definition of Leptosporangiatae 

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: a group comprising all the orders of ferns in which sporangium formation is leptosporangiate — compare eusporangiatae

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History and Etymology for Leptosporangiatae

New Latin, from feminine plural of leptosporangiatus, adjective

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