Pecopteris

noun
Pe·​cop·​ter·​is | \ pə̇ˈkäptərə̇s \

Definition of Pecopteris

: a genus of Carboniferous fossil ferns characterized by a regular arrangement of the leaflets resembling a comb

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History and Etymology for Pecopteris

New Latin, from Greek pekein to comb + New Latin -pteris

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“Pecopteris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pecopteris. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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