pleurocarpous

adjective pleu·ro·car·pous
variants: or less commonly pleurocarpic \-pik\

Definition of pleurocarpous

of a moss
: bearing the archegonia and antheridia on short lateral branches — compare acrocarpous

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Origin and Etymology of pleurocarpous

pleurocarpous International Scientific Vocabulary pleur- + -carpous; pleurocarpic from pleur- + -carpic


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