Trichomanes

noun Tri·chom·a·nes \trə̇ˈkäməˌnēz\

Definition of Trichomanes

  1. :  a genus of chiefly tropical often epiphytic ferns (family Hymenophyllaceae) that have delicate usually much-divided fronds with flattened sporangia within a transverse ring — see bristle fern

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Origin and Etymology of trichomanes

New Latin, from Latin, a plant, from Greek, waterwort, from trich- + -manes (probably from stem of mainesthai to rave, be mad about) — more at mind


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