Bryophyte vs Capsule - What's the difference?

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In context|botany|lang=en terms the difference between bryophyte and capsule

is that bryophyte is (botany) any plant of the division bryophyta, defined sensu lato to comprise the mosses, liverworts and hornworts and corresponding to all embryophytes that are not vascular plants while capsule is (botany) a type of simple, dehiscent, dry fruit (seed-case) produced by many species of flowering plants, such as poppy, lily, orchid, willow and cotton.

As nouns the difference between bryophyte and capsule

is that bryophyte is (botany) any plant of the division bryophyta, defined sensu lato to comprise the mosses, liverworts and hornworts and corresponding to all embryophytes that are not vascular plants while capsule is (physiology) a membranous envelope.

bryophyte

Noun

(en noun)
  • (botany) Any plant of the division Bryophyta, defined sensu lato to comprise the mosses, liverworts and hornworts and corresponding to all embryophytes that are not vascular plants.
  • * 1993 , Wilson Nichols Stewart, Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants , page 77,
  • Without going into their reasons, Bold, Alexopoulos, & DelBevoryas (1980) and Crandall-Stotler (1980) believe that there are at least three independent lines of bryophytes and that this is best reflected by establishing three divisions - the Bryophyta (mosses), Hepatophyta (liverworts), and Anthocerotophyta (hornworts).
  • * 2002', William R. Buck, '''''Bryophytes'' , entry in Niles Eldredge (editor), ''Life on Earth , page 202,
  • Because of their small size and often delicate structure, bryophytes have a poor fossil record, dating back only about 290 million years.
  • * 2003 , (Bill Bryson), A Short History of Nearly Everything , BCA 2003, p. 312:
  • And so it was that I was introduced to Len Ellis and the quiet world of bryophytes – mosses to the rest of us.

    See also

    * Anthocerotophyta (the hornworts) * cryptogam * embryophyte * Marchantiophyta (the liverworts) * pteridophyte * spermatophyte

    capsule

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (physiology) A membranous envelope.
  • (botany) A type of simple, dehiscent, dry fruit (seed-case) produced by many species of flowering plants, such as poppy, lily, orchid, willow and cotton.
  • (botany) A sporangium, especially in bryophytes.
  • *
  • The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis'', with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in ''Frullania spp.
  • A detachable part of a rocket or spacecraft (usually in the nose) containing the crew's living space.
  • (pharmacy) A small container containing a dose of medicine.
  • (dialectal, UK, Suffolk) A weasel.
  • (attributively, figuratively) in a brief, condensed or compact form
  • * 1962 , :
  • If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred.
  • (winemaking) The covering — formerly lead or tin, now often plastic — over the cork at the top of the wine bottle.
  • (chemistry, dated) A small clay saucer for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.
  • A small, shallow evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.
  • A small cup or shell, often of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.
  • Derived terms

    * capsular * capsule review * Glissonian capsule

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