: 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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New Latin, from nephr- + -lepis

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“Nephrolepis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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