Splachnaceae

plural noun Splach·na·ce·ae \splakˈnāsēˌē\

Definition of Splachnaceae

  1. :  a family of mosses (order Funariales) characterized by the swollen neck of the capsule and their growth upon dung or decaying animal tissues

splachnaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of splachnaceae

New Latin, from Splachnum, type genus + -aceae


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