Bryaceae

plural noun
Bry·​a·​ce·​ae | \ brīˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Bryaceae

: a family of acrocarpous mosses (order Eubryales) having symmetrical often pendent capsules with a double peristome, the inner one being ciliate — compare bryum

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Other Words from Bryaceae

bryaceous \ (ˈ)brī¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Bryaceae

New Latin, from Bryum, type genus + -aceae

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“Bryaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bryaceae. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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