Taeniopteris

noun

Tae·​ni·​op·​ter·​is
ˌtēnēˈäptərə̇s
: a genus of fossil ferns or cycad ferns found in Mesozoic or Late Paleozoic strata and characterized by ribbon-shaped pinnae and usually pinnately arranged veins or veinlike structures

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from taen- + -pteris

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“Taeniopteris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taeniopteris. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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