Definition of Anthocerotales
: an order of liverworts (class Hepaticae) having a thalloid gametophyte, green cells with one or occasionally two chloroplasts, and rhizoids smooth or punctate
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Origin and Etymology of anthocerotales
New Latin, from Anthocerot-, Anthoceros + -ales
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