plural noun

: a family of erect mosses (order Eubryales) that is sometimes treated as a subfamily of the Bryaceae but distinguished by the club-shaped paraphyses and the hexagonal cells of the upper leaf surfaces

Word History


New Latin, from Mnium, type genus + -aceae

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“Mniaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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