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pleurocarpous

[ploo r-uh-kahr-puh s] /ˌplʊər əˈkɑr pəs/
adjective
1.
(of certain mosses) bearing the fructifications along the main stem or lateral branches.
Also, pleurocarpic.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; pleuro- + -carpous
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pleurocarpous

/ˈplʊərəʊˌkɑːpəs/
adjective
1.
(of mosses) having mainly horizontal trailing stems and the reproductive parts borne laterally Compare acrocarpous
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