acrocarpous

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acrocarpous

(ˌækrəʊˈkɑːpəs)
adj
(Botany) (of mosses) having clustered upright stems and the reproductive parts borne at the tip of a stem. Compare pleurocarpous
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek akrokarpos]
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Adj.1.acrocarpous - (of mosses) having the archegonia at the top of the stemacrocarpous - (of mosses) having the archegonia at the top of the stem
pleurocarpous - (of mosses) having the archegonia on short lateral branches