Tmesipteris

noun

Tme·​sip·​ter·​is
mə̇ˈsiptərə̇s
: a genus of epiphytic Australasian fern allies related to Psilotum and characterized by conspicuous vertical leaves and boat-shaped 2-celled synangia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek tmēsis act of cutting + New Latin -pteris

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“Tmesipteris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tmesipteris. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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