noun Au·la·com·ni·um \ˌȯləˈkämnēəm\

Definition of Aulacomnium

  1. :  a small genus (the type of the family Aulacomniaceae) of tufted mosses closely related to the genus Mnium with each leaf cell having a conical central papilla and the capsules being striate and with double peristomes

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Origin and Etymology of aulacomnium

New Latin, from Greek aulak-, aulax furrow + New Latin -o- + Mnium

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