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pleurocarpous

or pleu·ro·car·pic

[ploo r-uh-kahr-puh s]
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adjective
  1. (of certain mosses) bearing the fructifications along the main stem or lateral branches.
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Origin of pleurocarpous

First recorded in 1860–65; pleuro- + -carpous
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British Dictionary definitions for pleurocarpous

pleurocarpous

adjective
  1. (of mosses) having mainly horizontal trailing stems and the reproductive parts borne laterallyCompare acrocarpous
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