/ (ˌnɛfrəˈliːpɪs) /
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any fern of the tropical genus Nephrolepis, some species of which are grown as ornamental greenhouse or house plants for their handsome deeply-cut drooping fronds: family PolypodiaceaeAlso called: ladder fern, Boston fern
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Word Origin for nephrolepis
New Latin, from Greek nephros kidney + lepis scale (from the shape of the indusium)
Words nearby nephrolepis
nephrite, nephritic, nephritis, nephro-, nephroblastoma, nephrolepis, nephrolith, nephrolithotomy, nephrology, nephron, nephropathy
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