gymnocarpous

[ jim-nuh-kahr-puh s ]
/ ˌdʒɪm nəˈkɑr pəs /

adjective

(of a fungus or lichen) having the apothecium open and attached to the surface of the thallus.

Nearby words

  1. gymnasium,
  2. gymnast,
  3. gymnastic,
  4. gymnastics,
  5. gymno-,
  6. gymnodinium,
  7. gymnogynous,
  8. gymnoplast,
  9. gymnorhinal,
  10. gymnosophist

Also gym·no·car·pic [jim-nuh-kahr-pik] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈkɑr pɪk/.


Origin of gymnocarpous


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