deoperculate definition

  • adjective:
    • obtaining the top removed; said regarding the capsules of mosses.
    • obtaining the top eliminated; -- said regarding the capsules of mosses.
    • getting the top removed; said of the capsules of mosses.
    • Having the top eliminated; -- stated of this capsules of mosses.
  • others:
    • To cast the operculum; dehisce: said of some liverworts.
    • In botany, having lost the operculum: put on the pill of a moss or liverwort after the operculum has dropped down.
    • Having an operculum that will not in an instant separate through the sporophore, as specific mosses.
    • To cast the operculum; dehisce: stated of some liverworts.
    • In botany, having lost the operculum: put on the pill of a moss or liverwort after the operculum features dropped down.
    • Having an operculum that will not spontaneously split from sporophore, as specific mosses.
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