Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to ramentum: specifically, in paleobotany, characterizing the copious flattened hairs or elongated scales which constitute most of the armor of silicified cycadean trunks. See armor, 5. The term is applied to the scales of ferns and other plants whether living or fossil.

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