plural noun
Sphaero·​car·​pa·​les | \ -ā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Sphaerocarpales

: a small order of Hepaticae comprising liverworts with an involucre around each archegonium — see sphaerocarpaceae

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History and Etymology for Sphaerocarpales

New Latin, from Sphaerocarpus + -ales

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“Sphaerocarpales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaerocarpales. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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