Phyllitis

noun Phyl·li·tis \ fə̇ˈlītə̇s \

Definition of Phyllitis

: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 1

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Origin and Etymology of phyllitis

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


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