plural noun

: a family of liverworts with bilaterally symmetrical gametophytes that is placed in the order Sphaerocarpales or sometimes included in Jungermanniales among the Anacrogynae see sphaerocarpus

Word History


New Latin, from Sphaerocarpus, type genus + -aceae

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“Sphaerocarpaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaerocarpaceae. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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