aphlebia

noun
aphle·​bia | \ (ˈ)āˈflēbēə, -leb- \
plural -s

Definition of aphlebia

: one of the imperfect pinnae found in certain fossil ferns of the Carboniferous age

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History and Etymology for aphlebia

New Latin, from Greek aphlebos without veins, from a- a- entry 2 + phleb-, phleps vein

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“Aphlebia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphlebia. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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