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fruticose

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adjective fru·ti·cose \ˈfrü-ti-ˌkōs\

Definition of fruticose

  1. :  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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