leptodermous

adjective
lep·​to·​der·​mous
variants: or less commonly leptodermatous \ -​mətəs \

Definition of leptodermous

: having a thin skin used especially of the theca of a moss

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History and Etymology for leptodermous

lept- + -dermous (as in pachydermous) or -dermatous

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“Leptodermous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leptodermous. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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