pleurocarpous

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pleurocarpous

(ˈplʊərəʊˌkɑːpəs)
adj
(Botany) (of mosses) having mainly horizontal trailing stems and the reproductive parts borne laterally. Compare acrocarpous
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Adj.1.pleurocarpous - (of mosses) having the archegonia on short lateral branches
acrocarpous - (of mosses) having the archegonia at the top of the stem