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gymnocarpous

[jim-nuh-kahr-puh s]
adjective
  1. (of a fungus or lichen) having the apothecium open and attached to the surface of the thallus.
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Also gym·no·car·pic [jim-nuh-kahr-pik] /ˌdʒɪm nəˈkɑr pɪk/.

Origin of gymnocarpous

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