plural noun Grim·mi·a·ce·ae \ˌgrimēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Grimmiaceae

  1. :  a family of acrocarpous mosses that have the capsule on a short stalk and with a single peristome the teeth of which are often split or perforated and that form dark mats or cushions lacking chlorophyll except at the tips of stems and branches


\¦grimē¦āshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of grimmiaceae

New Latin, from Grimmia, type genus + -aceae

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to cast off or become cast off

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