variants or less commonly clistocarpous
of mosses : having the capsule opening irregularly without an operculum
of fungi : having or forming cleistothecia

Word History


cleisto- + -carpous, after German cleistocarpisch

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“Cleistocarpous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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