divisural line

noun
di·​vi·​su·​ral line | \ də̇ˈvizhərəl- \

Definition of divisural line

of a moss
: the median line along which the peristome teeth split

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History and Etymology for divisural line

Latin divisura division, fork of a tree (from divisus + -ura -ure) + English -al

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“Divisural line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divisural%20line. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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