plural noun
Grim·​mi·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌgrimēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Grimmiaceae

: a family of acrocarpous mosses that have the capsule on a short stalk and with a single peristome the teeth of which are often split or perforated and that form dark mats or cushions lacking chlorophyll except at the tips of stems and branches

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Other Words from Grimmiaceae

grimmiaceous \ ¦grimē¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Grimmiaceae

New Latin, from Grimmia, type genus + -aceae

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“Grimmiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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