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foliose

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adjective fo·li·ose \ˈfō-lē-ˌōs\

Definition of foliose

  1. :  having a flat, thin, and usually lobed thallus attached to the substratum <foliose lichens> — compare crustose, fruticose



Origin and Etymology of foliose

Latin foliosus leafy


First Known Use: 1758


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