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dorsiferous

[ dawr-sif-er-uhs ]
/ dɔrˈsɪf ər əs /
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adjective Botany.
borne on the back, as the sori on most ferns.
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Origin of dorsiferous

First recorded in 1720–30; dorsi- + -ferous
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British Dictionary definitions for dorsiferous

dorsiferous
/ (dɔːˈsɪfərəs) /

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