plural noun
Di·​cra·​na·​les | \ ˌdīkrəˈnā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Dicranales

: a widely distributed order of Musci comprising mosses with erect gametophores, a usually acrocarpous sporophyte, and a capsule with 16 peristome teeth — see dicranum

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New Latin, from Dicranum + -ales

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“Dicranales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dicranales. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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