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dorsiferous

[dawr-sif-er-uh s] /dɔrˈsɪf ər əs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
borne on the back, as the sori on most ferns.
Origin of dorsiferous
1720-1730
1720-30; dorsi- + -ferous
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dorsiferous

/dɔːˈsɪfərəs/
adjective
1.
(botany, zoology, rare) bearing or carrying (young, spores, etc) on the back or dorsal surface
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