paraphyllium

noun
para·phyl·li·um | \ ˌparəˈfilēəm \
plural paraphyllia\-ēə \

Definition of paraphyllium 

: one of the minute branched or stipuliform organs between the leaves of various mosses (as those of the genus Thuidium)

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History and Etymology for paraphyllium

New Latin, from para- entry 1 + phyll- + -ium

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