Phyllitis

noun

Phyl·​li·​tis
fə̇ˈlītə̇s
: a small genus of ferns (family Polypodiaceae) with large oblong or strap-shaped fronds and linear elongated sori contiguous in pairs that give the appearance of a double indusium see hart's-tongue sense 1

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek phyllitis hart's-tongue, from phyllon leaf

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“Phyllitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phyllitis. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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