Definition of Rhacomitrium
: a genus of acrocarpous mosses (family Grimmiaceae) growing chiefly on sandstone rocks and having often hair-pointed leaves and sinuous leaf cells
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Origin and Etymology of rhacomitrium
New Latin, from Greek rhakos ragged garment + mitrion, diminutive of mitra headband
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