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
de·oper·cu·late | \ ˌdēōˈpərkyəˌlāt \
Definition of deoperculate (Entry 2 of 2)
: to shed or cast off the operculum —used of mosses and liverworts
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