marchantia

noun
mar·​chan·​tia | \ märˈshantēə\

Definition of marchantia

1 capitalized : the type genus of Marchantiaceae comprising liverworts that reproduce asexually by gemmae and have stalked antheridiophores
2 plural -s : any liverwort of the genus Marchantia

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History and Etymology for marchantia

New Latin, from Nicolas Marchant †1678 French botanist + New Latin -ia

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