heteromallous

adjective
het·​er·​o·​mal·​lous | \ ¦hetərō¦maləs \

Definition of heteromallous

: spreading or turning in different directions used of leaves of various mosses opposed to homomallous

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History and Etymology for heteromallous

Greek heteromallos woolly, from hetero- heter- + mallos lock of wool

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“Heteromallous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteromallous. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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