Di·​cra·​num | \ dīˈkrānəm \

Definition of Dicranum

: a large genus (the type of the family Dicranaceae) comprising mosses of the order Dicranales that have costate leaves, a cleft or bifid peristome, and long-stalked capsules

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History and Etymology for Dicranum

New Latin, from Greek dikranon, neuter of dikranos two-headed, from di- + -kranos (from kranion skull, head)

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“Dicranum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dicranum. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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