Dicranum

noun Di·cra·num \dīˈkrānəm\

Definition of Dicranum

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of dicranum

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


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