Polypodium

noun
Poly·​po·​di·​um

Definition of Polypodium

: a genus (the type of the family Polypodiaceae) of ferns containing the polypodies and distinguished by the roundish naked sori

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History and Etymology for Polypodium

New Latin, from Latin, polypody, from Greek polypodion, from polypodion, diminutive of polypod-, polypous many-footed

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“Polypodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polypodium. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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