deoperculate

adjective
de·​operculate | \¦dē+\

Definition of deoperculate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

deoperculate

intransitive verb
de·​oper·​cu·​late | \ˌdēōˈpərkyəˌlāt\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of deoperculate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to shed or cast off the operculum used of mosses and liverworts

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History and Etymology for deoperculate

Adjective

de- + operculate

Intransitive verb

de- + New Latin operculum + English -ate

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