Nephrolepis

noun

Ne·​phrol·​e·​pis
nə̇ˈfräləpə̇s,
neˈ-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from nephr- + -lepis

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“Nephrolepis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nephrolepis. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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