Ne·​phrol·​e·​pis | \ nə̇ˈfräləpə̇s, neˈ-\

Definition of Nephrolepis

: a small genus of mainly tropical ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having large pinnate fronds, the pinnae articulated at the rachis, and the sori on the upper branches of the free veins — see sword fern

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History and Etymology for Nephrolepis

New Latin, from nephr- + -lepis

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