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Latin frōns frond- foliage
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin frons (“leafy branch”).
The large frond of Cycadites represented in fig.
They consist of a so-called "frond" - a flattened green more or less oval structure which emits branches similar to itself from lateral pockets at or near the base.
The nest is always firmly attached to seaweed, and sometimes suspended from an over-hanging frond.
E, Vertical section of frond of the complicated Siphoneous Green Alga Halimeda.
In the case of Lyginodendron the Crossotheca occurs in connexion with the vegetative parts of the frond.
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