Sphaerocarpus

noun
Sphaero·​car·​pus | \ -pəs \

Definition of Sphaerocarpus

: the type genus of Sphaerocarpaceae comprising liverworts with a small many-lobed usually orbicular thallus and with the spores nearly always remaining in tetrads at maturity

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History and Etymology for Sphaerocarpus

New Latin, from sphaer- + -carpus

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“Sphaerocarpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaerocarpus. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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