(?), n. [Pleuro- + Gr. fruit.] (Bot.) Any pleurocarpic moss.
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(?), } a. (Bot.) Side-fruited; -- said of those true mosses in which the pedicels or the capsules are from lateral archegonia; -- opposed to acrocarpous.
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(?), n. [NL. see Pleuro-, and Centrum.] (Anat.) One of the lateral elements in the centra of the vertebr in some fossil batrachians.
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(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. the side + the neck.] (Zol.) A group of fresh-water turtles in which the neck can not be retracted, but is bent to one side, for protection. The matamata is an example.
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