fruticose


fru·ti·cose

adjective \ˈfrü-ti-ˌkōs\

Definition of FRUTICOSE

:  having a shrubby often branched thallus that grows perpendicular to the substrate <fruticose lichens> — compare crustose, foliose

Origin of FRUTICOSE

Latin fruticosus, from frutic-, frutex shrub
First Known Use: 1882

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