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carbonous

[ kahr-buh-nuhs ]

adjective

  1. of, containing, or derived from carbon.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of carbonous1

First recorded in 1785–95; carbon + -ous

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Example Sentences

The genus Thamnomyces has a slender stem, entirely carbonous.

They have a solid carbonous interior with the perithecia imbedded near the surface.

In the old days all similar carbonous fungi were called Sphaeria.

The usual Xylaria has a white, sterile, central portion known as the stroma, bearing a carbonous crust.

The perithecia are generally imbedded in the outer portion of the stroma, the mouths opening through the carbonous crust.

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