: a genus of mostly epiphytic tropical ferns (family Polypodiaceae) having the areolae of the fronds each with two or more free veinlets bearing sori see serpent fern

Word History


New Latin, from Greek phlebōdēs full of veins, with large veins, veinlike (from phleb- + -ōdēs -ode) + New Latin -ium

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“Phlebodium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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