bryo-, bry-

(Greek: moss; blossom; also to swell, teem; young one; to be full, swell, bloom, cause to burst forth)

Embryo in medical Latin from Greek, refers to "a new-born lamb; fetus;" literally, "that which grows in the body".

bryochore (s) (noun), bryochores (pl)
That area of the earth's surface that is covered by tundra plant life which consists of sedges, mosses, lichens, and a few small shrubs.

Underlaid by permafrost, with the result that drainage is bad and the soil may be saturated for long periods. It does not have a permanent snow–ice cover.

bryocoline (adjective), more bryocoline, most bryocoline
bryocolous (adjective), more bryocolous, most bryocolous
Characteristic of habitats that are rich in mosses or liverworts and where creatures live.
bryophilist (s) (noun), bryophilists (pl)
A living form of life that prefers growing in areas rich in mosses and liverworts: Many bryophilists are invertebrates that thrive well in mosses, like the nematodes, rotifers, and tardigrades.
bryophily (s) (noun) (no pl)
The growth of organisms in an environment with a profuse amount of mosses and liverworts: Part of Jane's biology course dealt with bryophily and she was amazed at the number of organisms that preferred a habitat among liverworts.
Bryozoa (s) (noun) (no pl)
Moss animals; Polyzoa; Ectoprocta: Bryozoa are a taxonomic group of simple or basic aquatic invertebrate animals which mostly live in motionless groups.
bryozoan (s) (noun), bryozoans (pl)
A marine invertebrate of the phylum Bryozoa: The bryozoans group together in mossy colonies of polyps and each of them have a "lophophore", or feeding organ.

The bryozoans attach themselves to hard substrates, like stones or seaweed, and reproduce by the way of budding.