Definition of pleurocarpous in English:

pleurocarpous

adjective

Botany
  • Of mosses: bearing archegonia or capsules on short lateral branches.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mayne (1808–1868). From pleuro- + -carpous, after scientific Latin Pleurocarpi.

Pronunciation

pleurocarpous

/ˌplʊərə(ʊ)ˈkɑːpəs//ˌplɔːrə(ʊ)ˈkɑːpəs/