moss

1. Any low growing, delicate cryptogamous plant of the class Musci. 2. Popularly, any one of a number of lichens and seaweeds. [A.S. meos]
- Ceylon m. a red seaweed; a source of agar.
- club m. SYN: lycopodium.
- Iceland m. SYN: cetraria.
- Irish m. SYN: chondrus (2).
- muskeag m. SYN: sphagnum m..
- pearl m. SYN: chondrus (2).
- peat m. SYN: sphagnum m..
- sphagnum m. a highly absorbent m. used as a substitute for absorbent cotton or gauze in surgical dressing and sanitary napkins. SYN: muskeag m., peat m..

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moss 'mȯs n
1) any of a class (Musci) of bryophytic plants having a small leafy often tufted stem bearing sex organs at its tip see SPHAGNUM
2) any of various plants resembling mosses in appearance or habit of growth see CLUB MOSS, ICELAND MOSS, IRISH MOSS

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(mos) 1. any plant of the class Musci. 2. material composed of or derived from a plant of the class Musci.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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