plural noun
Bux·​bau·​mi·​a·​les | \ ˌbəksˌbȯmēˈā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Buxbaumiales

: a small order of minute atypical mosses often isolated in a distinct subclass of Musci and characterized by a reduced gametophore consisting of a few leaves which die shortly after fertilization leaving an asymmetrical capsule

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History and Etymology for Buxbaumiales

New Latin, from Buxbaumia + -ales

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“Buxbaumiales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Buxbaumiales. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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