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plural noun

: 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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combining form

: fly


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see musc-

Word History


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 20 Apr. 2024.

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