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deoperculate

adjective de·operculate \ ¦dē+ \

Definition of deoperculate

1 :lacking an operculum used of the capsule of a moss or hepatic after the lid has fallen
2 :having an operculum that does not separate from the capsule used of mosses

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Origin and Etymology of deoperculate

de- + operculate


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deoperculate

intransitive verb de·oper·cu·late \ ˌdēōˈpərkyəˌlāt \

Definition of deoperculate

-ed/-ing/-s
:to shed or cast off the operculum used of mosses and liverworts

Origin and Etymology of deoperculate

de- + New Latin operculum + English -ate


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