hornwort


hornwort

hornwort [hawrn-wurt, -wawrt] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun any aquatic plant of the genus Ceratophyllum, found in ponds and slow streams. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of hornwort First recorded in 1795–1805; horn + wort2 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for hornwort Historical Examples of hornwort

  • It is the Hornwort (Ceratophyllum) gently wriggling or moving from side to side.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for hornwort hornwort noun any aquatic plant of the genus Ceratophyllum, forming submerged branching masses in ponds and slow-flowing streams: family Ceratophyllaceae any of a group of bryophytes belonging to the phylum Anthocerophyta, resembling liverworts but with hornlike sporophytes Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 hornwort in Science hornwort [hôrn′wûrt′, -wôrt′] Any of about 100 species of small bryophyte plants belonging to the phylum Anthocerophyta. Unlike liverworts but like mosses, hornwort sporophytes have stomata. The hornwort gametophyte consists of a low thallus, out of which numerous slender, upright sporophytes tipped with sporangia grow. The sporophyte has a meristem that elongates the sporophyte with new growth, a feature that distinguishes the plant from the other bryophytes. The name of the hornworts was suggested by the hornlike appearance of the sporophytes. See more at bryophyte. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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