marchantia

noun mar·chan·tia \märˈshantēə\

Definition of marchantia

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of Marchantiaceae comprising liverworts that reproduce asexually by gemmae and have stalked antheridiophores

  2. 2 plural -s :  any liverwort of the genus Marchantia

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Origin and Etymology of marchantia

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


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