Mus·​ci | \ ˈməˌsī \

Definition of Musci

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: 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

Definition of musci- (Entry 2 of 3)

: fly Muscicapidae


Definition of musci- (Entry 3 of 3)

— see musc-

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History and Etymology for Musci

Plural noun

New Latin, from plural of Latin muscus moss

Combining form

New Latin, from Latin musca

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“Musci.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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