Anthocerotales

plural noun
An·​thoc·​er·​o·​ta·​les | \ -ˈtā(ˌ)lēz \

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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History and Etymology for Anthocerotales

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 21 Jun. 2021.

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