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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History and Etymology for pleurocarpous

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

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“Pleurocarpous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleurocarpous. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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