Physcomitrium

noun
Phys·​co·​mit·​ri·​um | \ ˌfiskōˈmi‧trēəm \

Definition of Physcomitrium

: a genus of mostly minute mud-inhabiting mosses (family Funariaceae) having globose to pyriform erect capsules with no peristome — see urn moss

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History and Etymology for Physcomitrium

New Latin, from physco- (from Greek physkē large intestine, sausage) + mitr- (from Latin mitra headband, turban) + -ium

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“Physcomitrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Physcomitrium. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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