Definition of Mniaceae
: 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
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Origin and Etymology of mniaceae
New Latin, from Mnium, type genus + -aceae
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