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

Word History


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

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“Physcomitrium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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