Trichomanes

noun
Tri·​chom·​a·​nes | \ trə̇ˈkäməˌnēz \

Definition of Trichomanes

: 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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History and Etymology for Trichomanes

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

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“Trichomanes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trichomanes. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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