plural noun Poly·po·di·a·ce·ae

Definition of Polypodiaceae

  1. :  a large family of ferns (order Filicales) having erect or creeping rootstocks with scattered or clustered fronds and the fertile bearing annulate stalked sporangia disposed in sori



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Origin and Etymology of polypodiaceae

New Latin, from Polypodium, type genus + -aceae

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to cast off or become cast off

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