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

Definition of Dicranales

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of dicranales

New Latin, from Dicranum + -ales

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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