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Latin term or phrase:muscus
English translation:Moss
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03:18 Sep 19, 2000
Latin to English translations [PRO]
Science
Latin term or phrase: muscus
This is a plant product used in medieval medicine.
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Moss
Explanation:
Any of the various classes (esp. Bryopsida) of very small, green bryophytes having stems with leaflike structures and growing in velvety structures on rocks, trees, moist ground, etc. The term "muscus" was also used for "musk"= a substance with a strong, penetrating odor obtained from the male deer. Webster's Dictionary.
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Jesús Paredes
Local time: 10:48
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The answer helped to clarify whether the word muscus referred to muscade or musk. Thanks
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Moss


Explanation:
Any of the various classes (esp. Bryopsida) of very small, green bryophytes having stems with leaflike structures and growing in velvety structures on rocks, trees, moist ground, etc. The term "muscus" was also used for "musk"= a substance with a strong, penetrating odor obtained from the male deer. Webster's Dictionary.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 10:48
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
The answer helped to clarify whether the word muscus referred to muscade or musk. Thanks

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