Definition of Polypodium

1. Noun. A genus of ferns belonging to the family Polypodiaceae and having rounded naked sori.

Exact synonyms: Genus Polypodium
Generic synonyms: Fern Genus
Group relationships: Family Polypodiaceae, Polypodiaceae
Member holonyms: Polypody



Definition of Polypodium

1. n. A genus of plants of the order Filices or ferns. The fructifications are in uncovered roundish points, called sori, scattered over the inferior surface of the frond or leaf. There are numerous species.

Medical Definition of Polypodium

1. A genus of plants of the order Filices or ferns. The fructifications are in uncovered roundish points, called sori, scattered over the inferior surface of the frond or leaf. There are numerous species. Origin: L, fr. Gr, dim. Of . See Polyp, and cf. 2d Polypode. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polypodium

polyplexes
polyploid
polyploidies
polyploidization
polyploidizations
polyploids
polyploidy
polypnea
polypneas
polypneic
polypod
polypode
polypodia
polypodial
polypodies
polypodium (current term)
polypods
polypody
polypoid
polypoid adenoma
polypoid gallbladder lesions
polypomedusae
polyporaceae
polypore
polypores
polyporous
polyporus
polyposia
polyposic
polyposis

Literary usage of Polypodium

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1. The Gardens of the Sun; Or, A Naturalist's Journal on the Mountains and in by Frederick William Burbidge (1880)
"A variety with many of the sori confluent. 91.* polypodium ... polypodium acrostichoides, Forst. *polypodium ..."

2. Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des japanischen Riesensalamanders by Charles Stuart Gager, Daniel Lange (1916)
"DIRECTIONS FOR STUDY polypodium vulgare (COMMON POLYPODY) A. ... polypodium. Species. vulgare. B. Habitat: 1. Record here your knowledge of the habitat of ..."

3. On the Germination, Development, and Fructification of the Higher by Wilhelm Friedrich Benedict Hofmeister, Frederick Currey (1862)
"In polypodium vulgare it was otherwise. Here the terminal bud, when viewed from above, exhibits sometimes the form of the cell of the first degree and the ..."

4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"polypodium MARTENSII Mett. 4917, on trees and ledges, Sierra de San Felipe, ... polypodium MONILIFORME Lag. 5604, from cold summit ledges, Sierra de San ..."

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