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

Word History


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 13 Jun. 2024.

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