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gymnocarpous

[jim-nuh-kahr-puh s] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈkɑr pəs/
adjective
1.
(of a fungus or lichen) having the apothecium open and attached to the surface of the thallus.
Also, gymnocarpic
[jim-nuh-kahr-pik] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈkɑr pɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Compare angiocarpous (def 2).
Origin of gymnocarpous
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