plural noun
Hoo·​ke·​ri·​a·​les | \ (ˌ)hu̇rˌkirēˈā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Hookeriales

: an order of usually pleurocarpous mosses with branched prostrate gametophores, asymmetrical leaves often with two midribs, and capsules with a double peristome

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History and Etymology for Hookeriales

New Latin, from Hookeria, genus of mosses (from Sir William J. Hooker †1865 English botanist + New Latin -ia) + -ales

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“Hookeriales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hookeriales. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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