• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Deoperculate (Bot) Having the lid removed; -- said of the capsules of mosses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deoperculate To cast the operculum; dehisce: said of some liverworts.
    • deoperculate In botany, having lost the operculum: applied to the capsule of a moss or liverwort after the operculum has fallen off.
    • deoperculate Having an operculum that does not spontaneously separate from the sporophore, as certain mosses.
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