plural noun
Pot·​ti·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌpätēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Pottiaceae

: a family of acrocarpous usually low-growing mosses (order Pottiales) whose peristome when present has 16 entire or divided and often twisted teeth

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History and Etymology for Pottiaceae

New Latin, from Pottia, type genus (from J.F.Pott †1805 German botanist + New Latin -ia) + -aceae

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“Pottiaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pottiaceae. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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