plural noun
Ophio·​glos·​sa·​ce·​ae | \ ˌäfē(ˌ)ō(ˌ)gläˈsāsēˌē, ˌōf- \

Definition of Ophioglossaceae

: a family of eusporangiate ferns (order Ophioglossales) that are more or less succulent and have a stem and usually a single frond with thin sheathing stipules and sporophylls forming a spike or panicle, the sporangia opening by transverse slits — see ophioglossum

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Other Words from Ophioglossaceae

ophioglossaceous \ ¦⸗⸗(ˌ)⸗(¦)⸗¦sāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Ophioglossaceae

New Latin, from Ophioglossum, type genus + -aceae

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“Ophioglossaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ophioglossaceae. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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