Physcomitrium

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

Definition of Physcomitrium

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of physcomitrium

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


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