leafy liverwort
noun Date: 1922 any of an order (Jungermanniales) of usually epiphytic liverworts with a leafy gametophyte that has one ventral and two dorsal rows of leaves on the stem

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  • leafy liverwort — ▪ plant also called  scale moss         any of numerous species of liverworts (class Hepatopsida), generally of the order Jungermanniales, in which the plant body is prostrate and extends horizontally in leaflike form with an upper and lower… …   Universalium

  • leafy liverwort — noun moss like liverwort with tiny scalelike leaves; usually epiphytic • Syn: ↑scale moss • Hypernyms: ↑liverwort, ↑hepatic • Member Holonyms: ↑Jungermanniales, ↑order Jungermanniales * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • leafy liverwort — noun A liverwort plant belonging to the order Jungermanniales. the inner layer (of nearly equally large cells) lacks the regular semiannular or annular thickenings of most other leafy liverworts …   Wiktionary

  • liverwort — /liv euhr werrt , wawrt /, n. any mosslike plant of the class Hepaticae, growing chiefly on damp ground, rocks, or on tree trunks and helping the decay of logs and the disintegration of rocks. [bef. 1100; ME; late OE liferwyrt. See LIVER1, WORT2] …   Universalium

  • liverwort — noun /ˈlɪv.ə.wɜːt,ˈlɪv.ɚ.wɝːt,ˈlɪv.ɚ.wɔːrt/ A bryophyte (includes mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) with a leafy stem or leafless thallus characterized by a dominant gametophyte stage and a lack of stomata on the sporophyte stage of the life… …   Wiktionary

  • liverwort — noun Date: before 12th century 1. any of a class (Hepaticae) of bryophytic plants characterized by a thalloid gametophyte or sometimes an upright leafy gametophyte that resembles a moss 2. hepatica …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • liverwort — n. any small leafy or thalloid bryophyte of the class Hepaticae, of which some have liver shaped parts …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marchantiophyta — Not to be confused with Hepatica, a flowering plant that may also be called liverwort . Liverworts Temporal range: 472–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • bryophyte — bryophytic /bruy euh fit ik/, adj. /bruy euh fuyt /, n. Bot. any of the Bryophyta, a phylum of nonvascular plants comprising the true mosses and liverworts. [1875 80; < NL Bryophyta name of the group; see BRYO , PHYTE] * * * Any of the green,… …   Universalium

  • plant — plantable, adj. plantless, adj. plantlike, adj. /plant, plahnt/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that… …   Universalium

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