plural noun

: a small family that comprises water ferns with branching stems bearing small leaves and one-celled sporocarps containing either megasporangia or microsporangia and that in some classifications constitutes with the Marsileaceae a distinct order but is usually included in Filicales

Word History


New Latin, from Salvinia, type genus + -aceae

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“Salviniaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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