Ophioglossaceae

plural noun Ophio·glos·sa·ce·ae \ˌäfē(ˌ)ō(ˌ)gläˈsāsēˌē, ˌōf-\

Definition of Ophioglossaceae

  1. :  a family of eusporangiate ferns (order Ophioglossales) that are more or less succulent and have a stem and usually a single frond with thin sheathing stipules and sporophylls forming a spike or panicle, the sporangia opening by transverse slits — see ophioglossum

ophioglossaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ophioglossaceae

New Latin, from Ophioglossum, type genus + -aceae


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