plural noun

: a family of chiefly tropical mosses (order Hypnobryales) that grow on tree trunks and have erect branches and exserted capsules with the operculum beaked

Word History


New Latin, from Fabronia, type genus (after G.V.M.Fabroni †1822 Italian naturalist) + -aceae

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“Fabroniaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fabroniaceae. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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