Rhacomitrium

noun Rhaco·mit·ri·um \ˌrakōˈmi‧trēəm, ˌrāk-\

Definition of Rhacomitrium

  1. :  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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