Musci

plural noun Mus·ci \ˈməˌsī\

Definition of Musci

  1. :  a class of Bryophyta comprising the mosses and being characterized by a well-developed leafy gametophyte that arises by budding from a protonema and bears sex organs among the leaves at its tip and by a sporophyte that develops from the fertilized egg, remains attached to the tip of the gametophyte, and is a naked usually stalked and operculate capsule in which asexual spores are borne — see andreaealis, bryales, sphagnales — compare eubryales, hepaticae

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Origin and Etymology of musci

New Latin, from plural of Latin muscus moss — more at moss


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musci-

combining form Mus·ci

Definition of musci-

  1. :  fly Muscicapidae

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Origin and Etymology of musci-

New Latin, from Latin musca — more at midge


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musci-

Mus·ci

Definition of musci-

  1. — see musc-

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