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polyploidy
polypnea
polypod
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Polypodium aureum
Polypodium glycyrrhiza
Polypodium Phyllitidis
Polypodium polypodioides
Polypodium scouleri
Polypodium virgianum
Polypodium vulgare
polypoid
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Polyporus frondosus
Polyporus igniarius
Polyporus officinalis
Polyporus squamosus
Polyporus tenuiculus

Polypody definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

POLYP'ODY, n. [L. polypodium, from the Greek. See Polype.]
A plant of the genus Polypodium, of the order of Filices or ferns. The fructifications are in roundish points, scattered over the inferior disk of the frons or leaf. There are numerous species, of which the most remarkable is the common male fern.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of numerous ferns of the genus Polypodium

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -dies) Etymology: Middle English polypodie, from Latin polypodium, from Greek polypodion, from poly- + pod-, pous foot more at foot Date: 14th century any of a genus (Polypodium) of chiefly epiphytic ferns with creeping rhizomes; especially either of two ferns (P. vulgare of Eurasia and P. virginianum of North America) with relatively narrow entire segments

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) any fern of the genus Polypodium, usu. found in woods growing on trees, walls, and stones. Etymology: ME f. L polypodium f. Gk polupodion (as POLYPUS)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Polypody Pol"y*po`dy, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Polypodium.




 


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