Anthoceros

noun

An·​thoc·​er·​os
anˈthäsərəs
: a genus of liverworts (family Anthocerotaceae) having slender hornlike or awllike 2-valved capsules, the thallus more than one cell thick, and the involucre covering only the base of the sporangium

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from anth- entry 1 + -ceros (from Greek keras horn)

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“Anthoceros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anthoceros. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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