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: a fossil composed of a large cluster of spirally arranged imbricated sporophylls and described originally as belonging to a form genus of the same name but now believed to represent the fructification of a plant of the genus Lepidodendron

Word History


New Latin, from lepid- + Greek strobos act of whirling round

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“Lepidostrobus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepidostrobus. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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