plagiochila

noun pla·gi·o·chi·la \ˌplājēōˈkīlə\

Definition of plagiochila

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of mostly tropical leafy liverworts (family Jungermanniaceae) having succubous toothed or lobed leaves

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

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Origin and Etymology of plagiochila

New Latin, from plagi- + Greek cheilos lip


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