Definition of Adiantum

1. Noun. Cosmopolitan genus of ferns: maidenhair ferns; in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Adiantum
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Pteridaceae, Pteridaceae
Member holonyms: Maidenhair, Maidenhair Fern



Definition of Adiantum

1. n. A genus of ferns, the leaves of which shed water; maidenhair. Also, the black maidenhair, a species of spleenwort.

Definition of Adiantum

1. Noun. The maidenhair fern and related ferns (of the genus ''Adiantum'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Adiantum

1. A genus of ferns, the leaves of which shed water; maidenhair. Also, the black maidenhair, a species of spleenwort. Origin: L, fr. Gr, maidenhair; priv. + to wet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adiantum

adiabatic lapse rate
adiabatic process
adiabatic wall
adiabatically
adiabaticities
adiabaticity
adiabats
adiabolist
adiabolists
adiactinic
adiadochocinesis
adiadochokinesis
adiadokokinesis
adialectal
adianoeta
adiantum (current term)
adiaphanous
adiaphora
adiaphoresis
adiaphoria
adiaphorism
adiaphoristic
adiaphorists
adiaphoron
adiaphorous
adiaphory
adiaspiromycosis
adiaspore
adiastole

Literary usage of Adiantum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Horticulture and Florist's Companion (1869)
"The name reminds us of Farley Hill, in the Island of Bar- adiantum FAKI. ... but the quite new and beautiful fern named adiantum scutum (Hibberd), syn. ..."

2. On Molecular and Microscopic Science by Mary Somerville (1869)
"Of the seventy species of adiantum, only A. pedatum and A. Capillus- Veneris, ... The adiantum Capillus-Veneris, or Maiden's Hair, has a slender ..."

3. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"... AND THE adiantum, THE REMEDIES DERIVED PROM WHICH WILL BE MENTIONED IN THE FOLLOWING BOOK. The leaves of plants, as well as those of trees, ..."

4. Publication by Field Museum of Natural History (1902)
"adiantum, Linn. Mouth of small cave, north aspect of the Cerro Grande, Izamal, Jan. 13, 1895 (64). Crevices of north aspect ruin of the Monjas, Chichen Itza ..."

5. Handbook of Plant Dissection by Joseph Charles Arthur, Charles Reid Barnes, John Merle Coulter (1886)
"adiantum pedatum L. PRELIMINARY. THE maiden-hair fern is abundant in dark rich woods throughout the eastern part of the United States, and occurs to a ..."

6. Journal of Rational Medicine by C. H. Cleaveland (1860)
"adiantum. Maidenhair. A fern, the syrup of which is sold in the shops in England under the ... adiantum PEDATUM. American Maidenhair. Canada Maidenhair. ..."

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