Fissidentaceae

plural noun Fis·si·den·ta·ce·ae \ˌfisəden‧ˈtāsēˌē\

Definition of Fissidentaceae

  1. :  a family of chiefly tropical acrocarpous mosses (order Fissidentales) characterized by 2-ranked clasping vertically placed leaves

fissidentaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of fissidentaceae

New Latin, from Fissident-, Fissidens, type genus (from fissi- + Latin dent-, dens tooth) + -aceae — more at tooth


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