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holocarpic

or holocarpous

[hol-uh-kahr-pik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈkɑr pɪk, ˈhoʊ lə-/
adjective
1.
(of a fungus) having the entire thallus converted into fruiting bodies.
Compare eucarpic.
Origin of holocarpic
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; holo- + -carpic
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