Definition of Muscites in English:

Muscites

noun

  • A genus of fossil mosses originally comprising all fossil mosses found in amber, coal, or other deposits, and now used as a form genus for those which cannot be further classified.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in David Page (1814–1879), geologist and author. From scientific Latin Muscites from classical Latin muscus + -ītēs.

Pronunciation

Muscites

/mʌsˈsʌɪtiːz//mʌsˈkʌɪtiːz/