(?), n. [Gr. , , a fern + E. mania.] A madness, craze, or strong fancy, for ferns. [R.] C. Kingsley.
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(?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. , , a fern + a plant.] (Bot.) A class of flowerless plants, embracing ferns, horsetails, club mosses, quillworts, and other like plants. See the Note under Cryptogamia. -- Pter"i*do*phyte` (#), n.
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This is a modern term, devised to replace the older ones acrogens and vascular Cryptogamia.
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(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a wing + .] (Zol.) An order of marine Bryozoa, having a bilobed lophophore and an axial cord. The genus Rhabdopleura is the type. Called also Podostomata. See Rhabdopleura.
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(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a wing + a horn.] (Zol.) A genus of large marine gastropods having the outer border of the lip divided into lobes; -- called also scorpion shell.
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(?), n. pl. [NL., fr Pterocles, the typical genus, fr. Gr. feather + , , a key, tongue of a clasp.] (Zol.) A division of birds including the sand grouse. They are in some respects intermediate between the pigeons and true grouse. Called also Pteroclomorph.
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