Musci

1 of 3

plural noun

Mus·​ci
ˈməˌsī
: 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

musci-

2 of 3

combining form

: fly
Muscicapidae

musci-

3 of 3
see musc-

Word History

Etymology

Plural noun

New Latin, from plural of Latin muscus moss

Combining form

New Latin, from Latin musca

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“Musci.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Musci. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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