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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Bearing, or producing, on the back; applied to ferns which produce seeds on the back of the leaf, and to certain Batrachia, whose ova become attached to the skin of the parent's back, where they develop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bearing, or producing, on the back; -- applied to ferns which produce seeds on the back of the leaf, and to certain Batrachia, the ova of which become attached to the skin of the back of the parent, where they develop; dorsiparous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoöl.: Same as dorsigerous.
  • Bringing forth upon the back; dorsiparous.
  • In botany, borne on the back, as the sori of most ferns.

Etymologies

dorsi- + -ferous; compare French dorsifère. (Wiktionary)

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