Anthocerotales

plural noun

An·​thoc·​er·​o·​ta·​les
-ˈtā(ˌ)lēz
: an order of liverworts (class Hepaticae) having a thalloid gametophyte, green cells with one or occasionally two chloroplasts, and rhizoids smooth or punctate

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Anthocerot-, Anthoceros + -ales

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“Anthocerotales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anthocerotales. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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