Musci

plural noun
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

musci-

Definition of musci- (Entry 3 of 3)

— see musc-

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Musci

Plural noun

New Latin, from plural of Latin muscus moss

Combining form

New Latin, from Latin musca

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Musci

Dictionary Entries Near Musci

Muschelkalk

Musci

musci-

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Musci

Cite this Entry

“Musci.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Musci. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!