Graphis

noun \ ˈgrafə̇s , -rāf- \

Definition of Graphis

:a genus (the type of the family Graphidaceae) of grayish white crustaceous lichens that occur on bark

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Origin and Etymology of graphis

New Latin, from Latin, drawing, design, from Late Greek, painting, embroidery, from Greek, stylus, from graphein to write; from the appearance of the apothecia


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